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Student[MultivariateCalculus][DirectionalDerivativeTutor] - plot or animate the directional derivative

Calling Sequence


DirectionalDerivativeTutor(f(x,y), [x,y]=[a,b], [c,d], x=xmin..xmax, y=ymin..ymax, z=zmin..zmax)


f(x, y)


(optional) algebraic function in two variables

[x, y]


(optional) name of the variables

[a, b]


(optional) point at which the gradient is evaluated

[c, d]


(optional) direction Vector

xmin..xmax, ymin..ymax, zmin..zmax


(optional) ranges for plot



The DirectionalDerivativeTutor command launches a tutor interface that computes, plots, and animates the directional derivative of a function.


If f(x,y), [x,y]=[a,b], and [c,d] are not specified, DirectionalDerivativeTutor uses defaults.


The DirectionalDerivative command offers equivalent capabilities to DirectionalDerivativeTutor where interaction takes place in the worksheet interface. See the Student[MultivariateCalculus][DirectionalDerivative] help page.


To change the default colors of the plot objects, see the Student[SetColors] help page.


When the DirectionalDerivativeTutor is running, interaction with the worksheet is not possible.






See Also

Student, Student[MultivariateCalculus], Student[MultivariateCalculus][DirectionalDerivative]

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