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Weeks 7 & 8

In Weeks 7 & 8 we began our study of some further topics in differentiation: namely parametric differentiationimplicit differentiation and partial differentiation.

Week 9

In Week 9 we must finish our study of partial differentiation — look at its applications to error analysis — and talk about related rates (which I probably should have done first but anyway!)

Test 2

We will have test 2 on the entirety of the further differentiation material in Week 11. Please find a sample. This is a tough test: ye have enough to do questions one to three. By the end of Week 9 — or at worst the start of Week 10 you should be able to do all of the questions. The test will most likely be held on Wednesday April 23.


A relatively recent set of lecture notes — including partial differentiation. Implicit Differentiation notes and exercises are here also…also you might find this E-book useful.

Math.Stack Exchange

If you find yourself stuck and for some reason feel unable to ask me the question you could do worse than go to the excellent site math.stackexchange.com. If you are nice and polite, and show due deference to these principles you will find that your questions are answered promptly. For example this question about parametric differentiation.