Directional Derivatives

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Definition of this method, f '(x) ~ (f(x+d) - f(x-d)) / (2d), for approximating derivatives and its advantages over the previous method.

Discussion of the potential problems with the first method for approximating derivatives.

Definition of this basic method for approximating the derivative of a function with f'(x) ~ (f(x+d) - f(x)) / d.

Graphs of the types of discontinuities, including cusps, jump discontinuity, removable discontinuity, infinite discontinuity, and essential discontinuity.

Definition, including differentials and an applet for graphing a function and its derivative

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Gives a definition and brief explanation of Directional Derivatives.

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