Chapter 12 - Multivariate Calculus
AbstractIn this chapter, we consider the basic calculus of functions of two or more independent variables, that is, the calculus of multivariate functions, or multivariate calculus. This book has so far focussed on functions of a single independent variable, for example, y(x) or f(z); however, most realistic models of physical and financial systems involve more than one independent variable. In addition, as we saw in the previous chapter with the discussion of exact ODEs, it is often very convenient with work with mathematical tools that require some knowledge of multivariate calculus. We will see an additional example of such tools later in this chapter.
Publication date: 2015/01/01