I've noticed (when checking newly created tags), that a tag called max-min has been created.
It has the following tag-excerpt:
Questions related to maximizing or minimizing a expression or a function.
and the tag-wiki:
Related to applications of derivatives
max./min. of cost, a function expression etc.
(BTW it is nice that the creator of tag also created the tag-wiki. I think that people who create tags should do this, but not many of them do so.)
From my experience, such questions have been so far usually tagged as optimization; this tag has the following tag-excerpt at this moment:
Optimization is the process of choosing the "best" value among possible values. They are often formulated as questions on the minimization/maximization of functions, with or without constraints.
Based on the tag-excerpt this tag seems very suitable for this kind of questions. But the name max-min is also good, because if someone asks about maximizing or minimizing a function and looks for an appropriate tag, they will probably start typing something containing max or min.
I would like to ask the following
Are there some different tags apart from optimization which should be used for questions about finding extrema of functions?
Should max-min and optimization by synonymized?
Are there other names who should be useful as synonyms for max-min or for optimization; which would help the users in choice of correct tags? (E.g. the user might be tempted to look for extrema tag, when he asks question like this.)