# What is the difference between a critical point and a stationary point?

critical points are

(A) stationary points (y' = 0) and

(B) singularities, (y' = ndef)

critical points are

(A) stationary points (y' = 0) and

(B) singularities, (y' = ndef)

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A critical point is a point on a function where its derivative is either zero or undefined. A stationary point is a specific type of critical point where the derivative of the function is zero. Not all critical points are stationary points, but all stationary points are critical points.

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