Session 25: Level Curves and Contour Plots

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Overview

In this session you will:

  • Watch a lecture video clip and read board notes
  • Read course notes and examples
  • Watch two recitation videos
  • Work with a Mathlet to reinforce lecture concepts
  • Do problems and use solutions to check your work

Lecture Video

Video Excerpts

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» Clip: Level Curves and Contour Plots (00:16:00)

From Lecture 8 of 18.02 Multivariable Calculus, Fall 2007

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Reading and Examples

Level Curves and Contour Plots (PDF)

Recitation Video

Level Curves

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Level Curves and Critical Points

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Related Resources

Functions of Two Variables Mathlet

Problems and Solutions

Problems: Contour Plots (PDF)

Solutions (PDF)

 

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