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Grandma Makes Granola
Richard Bedient and Courtney Gibbons
The College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2015), pp. 58-60
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/college.math.j.46.1.58
Page Count: 3
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In introductory calculus, most optimization problems begin with a continuous function. Departing from this trend, we describe a plausible micro-economic scenario with a discontinuous cost function. The case of multiple workers requires a more refined analysis than simply taking a derivative.
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