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Mountain Slopes and Tangent Planes

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

Mountain Slopes and Tangent Planes

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

We have seen how to analyze change and dependency according to one varying quantity. But many processes and things in nature vary according to several features. The steepness of a mountain slope is one example. To describe these real-world situations, we must use planes instead of lines to capture the philosophy of the derivative.


May 10, 2018