Partial Derivative of the Function | Mathematical Analysis
Mathematics for Data Analysis and Modeling

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Mathematics for Data Analysis and Modeling

## Mathematics for Data Analysis and Modeling

1. Basic Mathematical Concepts and Definitions
2. Linear Algebra
3. Mathematical Analysis

# Partial Derivative of the Function

## Partial derivative

If we are talking about the functions with multiple arguments, we must consider the concept of partial derivative. A partial derivative measures how a function changes with respect to one of its variables while keeping the other variables constant. It is a concept used in multivariable calculus to analyze the rate of change of a function in multiple dimensions.
If we have a function `y = f(x1, x2, ..., xn)` the partial derivative with respect to argument `xi` is defined as follows:

## Higher-order derivatives

We can also take derivatives and partial derivatives of higher orders. For example, the second (partial) derivative is defined as the (partial) derivative of the first (partial) derivative of a function, and so on:

We can use `sympy` library to calculate derivative of the second order too:

We used `d2f_dx2 = sp.diff(f, x, 2)` to calculate the derivative of the second order of the function `f` with respect to argument `x`.

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