Math 21a, Fall 2007
Problems A, Math 21a, Multivariable Calculus
Tangent plane Problem
Course head: Oliver Knill
Office: SciCtr 434
Problem A: r(u,v) = (u,v2 + sin(u),cos(u)+v2) is a parametrized surface S.

a) Find an implicit equation g(x,y,z)=0 for this surface, the gradient of g and the equation ax+by+cz=d of the tangent plane at the point (0,1,2).
b) Why are the vectors ru(u,v) and rv(u,v) tangent to S?
c) Use b) to find the equation of the tangent plane at the point (0,1,2) again.

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Math21b | Math 21a | Fall 2007 | Department of Mathematics | Faculty of Art and Sciences | Harvard University