# Partial Derivatives in 3D

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Use this Demonstration to illustrate partial derivatives with respect to and . Choose which cross section to highlight and whether to show the tangent line, then adjust the location of the fixed point. Adjusting the opacity of the surface helps see the curves better.

Contributed by: Abby Brown (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011