On differentiation of multi -variable functions

다변수 미분에 관하여

  • Published : 2008.05.31


It has been noticed the greater importance of mathematical education, particularly of multi-variable calculus in the undergraduate level with remarkable progress of all sorts of sciences requiring mathematical analysis. However, there was lack of variety of introducing the definition of differentiation of multi-variable functions - in fact, all of them basically rely on the chain rules. Here we will introduce a way of defining the geometrical differentiation of the multi-variable functions based upon our teaching experience. One of its merits is that it provides the geometric explanation of the differentiation of the multi-variable functions, so that it conveys the meaning of the differentiation better compared with the known methods.