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Directional Derivative of a Multivariate Function

Description

Determine the directional derivative of a multivariate function at a specified point in a specified direction.

 

 Enter the function as an expression.

 

3+xy+2xy2

3+xy+2xy2

(1)

Specify a point.

 

−1,3

1,3

(2)

Specify a direction vector.

 

2,1

2,1

(3)

Compute the directional derivative.

 

StudentMultivariateCalculusDirectionalDerivative,x,y=,

2955

(4)

Alternatively, you can use the Directional Derivatives tutor, a point-and-click interface. There are two ways to launch this tutor.

• 

From the Tools menu, select Tutors, Calculus - Multivariate, and then Directional Derivatives.

• 

Enter the multivariate function to be differentiated, then click the following Directional Derivatives button.


Commands Used

Student[MultivariateCalculus][DirectionalDerivative]

See Also

Student[MultivariateCalculus][DirectionalDerivativeTutor]

 


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