Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 4 - Applications of the Derivative - 4.1 Linear Approximation and Applications - Preliminary Questions - Page 172: 4


The change in the input $\Delta x $ (when $\Delta x $ is small).

Work Step by Step

The Linear Approximation shows that up to a small error, the change in output $\Delta f $ is directly proportional to the change in the input $\Delta x $ (when $\Delta x $ is small).
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