Lecture 15: Partial differential equations and review for second exam

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Lesson Summary:

In this lecture, the instructor reviews the main topics covered over the past few weeks, including functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and optimization problems. They also provide a cultural note on the importance of partial differential equations in understanding the world around us. The lecture concludes with a discussion of how to handle non-independent variables using the method of Lagrange multipliers.

Lesson Description:

A bit of a lecture on partial differential equations and review for the second exam in the course.

Denis Auroux. 18.02 Multivariable Calculus, Fall 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare). http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed March 15, 2009). License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike.

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  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a great wrap-up and review of the previous seven lectures in preparation for the second exam in this course. Every type of problem covered in the second part of the course is discussed briefly. The resources are really great as well for this lecture.