18.02SC | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate
Multivariable Calculus
2. Partial Derivatives

Part C: Lagrange Multipliers and Constrained Differentials

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In this part we will study a new type of optimization problem: that of finding the maximum (or minimum) value of a function w = f(x, y, z) when we are only allowed to consider points (x, y, z) which are constrained to lie on a surface. The technique we will use to solve these problems is called Lagrange multipliers.

» Session 39: Statement of Lagrange Multipliers and Example
» Session 40: Proof of Lagrange Multipliers
» Session 41: Advanced Example
» Session 42: Constrained Differentials
» Session 43: Clearer Notation
» Session 44: Example
» Problem Set 6

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