Chain rule

Learning objectives

  • Explore the chain rule for compositions of functions with various numbers of variables
  • Treat the chain rule as substitution into differentials

Before class

  • Read Hughes-Hallett sections 14.6.
  • Ponder Hughes-Hallett problems: 14.6: 3, 9, 15, 17.
  • Complete HW4 on WeBWork
  • Post to Piazza
  • Write solutions to problems 14.1: 26-28; 14.2: 42; 14.3: 26; 14.4: 68; 14.5: 44, to turn in at the beginning of class.

In class

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