Partial derivatives

Learning objectives

  • Interpret partial derivatives as multipliers
  • Compute partial derivatives starting from tables, contour diagrams, and formulas

Before class

  • Review differentiation in 1 and 2 variables.
  • Read Section 1 on Derivatives as Multipliers
  • Read Hughes-Hallett sections 14.1, 14.2, 14.3.
  • Ponder Hughes-Hallett problems:14.1: 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 23, (34 for a medical application); 14.2: 1, 3, 5, 41; 14.3: 1, 17, 20, 24.

In class

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