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Unformatted text preview: x represents the slope of a line tangent to a 2 dimensional curve formed in the plane y = y . Understand that a partial derivative with respect to y represents the slope of a line tangent to a 2 dimensional curve formed in the plane x = x . 3. Be able to take partial derivatives of a function in more than 2 variables. For example, be able to find partial derivatives of w = f ( x, y, z ). 4. Be able to take higher order partial derivatives. 5. Be able to evaluate a partial derivative at a specific point....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course MATH 201 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .
- Fall '08