linear approximation

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A function is differentiable at a point x if it can be approximated by a linear function around x. The linear approximation can be computed in terms of the partial derivatives at x.


This concept has the prerequisites:

Core resources (read/watch one of the following)


Supplemental resources (the following are optional, but you may find them useful)


MIT Open Courseware: Multivariable Caclulus (2010)
Video lectures for MIT's introductory multivariable calculus class.
Author: Denis Auroux

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