Symbolic differentiation II

Learning objectives

  • Compute partial derivatives algebraically
  • Find the equation of a tangent plane:
    • z = f(a,b) + f_x(a,b)\Delta x + f_y(a,b) \Delta y where z=f(x,y), \Delta x = x-a and \Delta y = y-b
  • Use algebraic differentiation to answer questions in applied contexts

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In class

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