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Differentials

Prerequisites

Students should be able to:

  • Determine an ordinary derivative from a symbolic expression.
  • Hold variables constant when finding a derivative.
  • Sketch graphs and identify points and changes between points on those graphs.

In-class Content

  • New Surfaces activity - Covariation in Thermal Systems (SGA - 10 min)

Homework for Energy and Entropy

  1. (mbZapWithD) Find the differential of special functions.

  2. (mbDifferentials) Finding the differential abstractly.

  3. (mbDerivVSDiff) Find the differential of special functions.

  4. (mbMathematicaContours) Plot contours, Change of Variable.

  5. (CoffeeAndBagels) A thermo-like system. Requires Clairaut's theorem.


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