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Directional Derivative – Calculating Derivative oriented by angles – Exercise 4299

Exercise

Calculate the directional derivative of the function

u=xyz

At point (1,1,1) and in the vector direction

\vec{a}=(\cos\alpha,\cos\beta,\cos\gamma)

What is the size of the gradient of the function at this point?

Final Answer

D_{\vec{a}} u(1,1,1)=\cos\alpha+\cos\beta+\cos\gamma

|\nabla u(1,1,1)|=\sqrt{3}

Solution

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