Daily Dose 018 | Mathematics
How do you find the Partial Derivative of a function?
We start all our students in Prepineer with a heavy emphasis on the foundational concepts of Mathematics. It’s obvious that everything that we encounter in the practice of engineering relies on our ability to confidently operate within this realm.
While most start off strong in the area of COLLEGE ALGEBRA, most start to hit a wall at the point of DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
But it doesn’t need to be this way, in this video, we dive in to an FE Exam Practice Problem in the subject of MATHEMATICS, specifically revolving around PARTIAL DERIVATIVES.
What is a PARTIAL DERIVATIVE?
In MATHEMATICS, the PARTIAL DERIVATIVE of a function of several variables is its derivative with respect to one of those variables, with the others held constant.
This is opposed to the total DERIVATIVE, in which all variables are allowed to vary.
The reason for a new type of derivative is that when the input of a function is made up of multiple variables, we want to see how the function changes as we let just one of those variables change while holding all the others constant.
Check out the video and see how we can go about solving this type of problem in the most efficient manner.
As always, with Love, Prepineer
How to find the Partial Derivative
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