Session 35: Gradient: Definition, Perpendicular to Level Curves

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In this session you will:

  • Watch a lecture video clip and read board notes
  • Read course notes and examples

Lecture Video

Video Excerpts

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» Clip: Definition, Perpendicular to Level Curves (00:10:00)

From Lecture 12 of 18.02 Multivariable Calculus, Fall 2007

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Reading and Examples

Gradient: Definition and Properties (PDF)

Problems and Solutions

Problems: Elliptic Paraboloid (PDF)

Solutions (PDF)


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