MATH105 April 2011
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Question 09 (g)
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You are given a function satisfying and Find if
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How does the chain rule works when dealing with functions of several variables?
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The function f depends on the variables x and y which themselves are functions of the variable t. We have
Now, using the chain rule for multivariable functions we obtain
which using the notation as in the question statement gives
Now we just want to know what's going on at t = 0. We have
So we can conclude that
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