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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of extremize.
- adj. converted into an extreme form
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There was also a linear objective to be extremized.
It can be extremized to bullying, of course, and that's bad, but basically a kid who doesn't respond to adults explaining to him how to act, or who doesn't get that explanation, gets the rough edges knocked off by his peers responding negatively or not responding at all when his behavior is outside social norms.
It is also known that if the standard Euler-Lagrange equations are satisfied then action is trivially extremized with respect to variations in the reference configuration (of course these are all valid when everything is smooth).
"Postulating" that action should be extremized with respect to referential variations would give "better" meshes, at least in the examples solved so far.
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