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Basic Analysis: Differentiation (2)

Finding Extremum Points One of the most common applications of differentiation is in finding all local maximum and minimum points. Definition. We say f(x) has a local maximum (resp. minimum) at x=a, if there is an open interval (b, c) containing a, such … Continue reading

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Basic Analysis: Differentiation (1)

In this article, we’ll look at differentiation more rigourously and carefully. Throughout this article, we suppose f is a real-valued function defined on an open interval (b, c) containing a, i.e. f : (b, c) → R with b < a < c. Theorem. The derivative of f(x) at a is … Continue reading

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Thinking Infinitesimally – Multivariate Calculus (I)

[ Background required: some understanding of single-variable calculus, including differentiation and integration. ] The object of this series of articles is to provide a rather different point-of-view to multivariate calculus, compared to the conventional approach in calculus texts. The typical … Continue reading

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