H Calc guidance for Final This is a revised edition at 11:30 pm, 5/3.

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The variable that is assumed to stay constant is treated like a regular constant when taking the derivative “with respect to” the other variable. See some worked out problems in the following two links to further clarify this explanation. Note the special symbol used to denote the **P**artial derivative.

Do the odd numbered problems for homework.

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