partial derivative


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partial derivative

[′pär·shəl də′riv·əd·iv]
(mathematics)
A derivative of a function of several variables taken with respect to one variable while holding the others fixed.
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The basic task of Pade is to compute a partial derivative at each point (learning example) P in direction [x.
This equation is shown in this form so the denominator, numerator, and the first partial derivative of each may be readily identified.
The Partial Derivative Settlement is subject to conditions, including final court approval.
whose elements are the partial derivatives of [PHI] with respect to the states x.
Taking into account the above equations and the fact that the partial derivative of g(*) in (5) with respect to [[xi].
x,y), which are explicit and thus its partial derivatives are available.
Under these conditions, the partial derivatives of f(z) are given by:
i] > 0--which includes the case of a monetary effort--because the sign of the partial derivatives of [e.
Hermite Interpolation" then refers to the situation when not only the values of the function, but the values of some of the partial derivatives of the function are prescribed.
where the second equality is derived from substituting for the partial derivatives given in equations (7), (8), and (16).
For stability, the four partial derivatives are readily obtained as
The gradient of the function is calculated by computing the partial derivatives using finite differences.

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