Session 27: Approximation Formula

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In this session you will:

  • Watch a lecture video clip and read board notes
  • Read course notes and examples
  • Watch a recitation video
  • Review another example
  • Do problems and use solutions to check your work

Lecture Video

Video Excerpts

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» Clip: Approximation Formula (00:10:00)

From Lecture 9 of 18.02 Multivariable Calculus, Fall 2007

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Reading and Examples

The Tangent Approximation (PDF)

Non-Geometric Argument for the Approximation Formula (PDF)

Recitation Video

Tangent Plane Approximation

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Tangent Approximation (PDF)

Problems and Solutions

Problems: Tangent Approximation (PDF)

Solutions (PDF)


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