First-order partial derivative of functions with three variables. Dear friends, today’s topic is the first-order partial derivative of functions with three variables. In general, we all have studied partial differentiation during our high school.

So this is more like a re-visit to the good old topic. Have a look!!

### First-order partial derivative of functions with three variables

In my earlier post on the first-order partial derivative of functions with two variables, I have discussed in great detail how things work.

So here without much ado, I’ll start with some examples.

#### Examples of the First-order partial derivative of functions with three variables

Disclaimer: None of these examples is mine. I have chosen these from some book or books. I have also given the due reference at the end of the post.

So here are the examples.

##### Example 1

According to Stroud and Booth (2013)* “If express in its simplest form

”

##### Solution

Here the given function is

And, I have to find out the value of

So I’ll start with .

###### Step 1

First of all, I’ll differentiate partially with respect to to get

(1)

Next, I’ll differentiate partially with respect to to get

(2)

Finally, I’ll differentiate partially with respect to to get

(3)

So, now I’ll find out the value of

###### Step 2

For that, I’ll use the values of and from equations (1), (2) and (3) respectively.

Thus it will be

Therefore I get

Hence I can conclude that this is the answer to this example.

Now I’ll go to the next example.

##### Example 2

According to Stroud and Booth (2013)* “If , show that ”

##### Solution

In this example, the given function is

And, I have to prove that

So I’ll start with .

###### Step 1

First of all, I’ll differentiate partially with respect to to get

Therefore I get

Thus I can say will be

(4)

In the same way I can also get the value of .

Thus will be

Therefore I can say will be

(5)

Similarly I can also get the value of .

Thus will be

Therefore I can say will be

(6)

So, now I’ll find out the value of

###### Step 2

For that, I’ll use the values of and from equations (4), (5) and (6) respectively.

Thus it will be

Hence I can conclude that I have proved .

This is the answer to this example.

Dear friends, this is the end of my today’s post. Thank you very much for reading this. Please let me know how you feel about it. Soon I will be back again with a new post. Till then, bye, bye!!

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