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Third derivatives occur in such concepts as curvature. Even fourth derivatives have their uses, notably in elasticity. The nth derivative of f(x) is n denoted by f (n)(x) or d f ⁄dx n and has important applications in power series. An infinite series of the form a0 + a1 x + a2 x 2 +···, where x and the aj are real numbers, is called a power series. The aj are the coefficients. The series has a legitimate meaning, provided the series converges. In general, there exists a real number R such that the series converges when −R < x < R but diverges if x < −R or x > R.

Infinite Series Similar paradoxes occur in the manipulation of infinite series, such as 1 ⁄2 + 1 ⁄4 + 1 ⁄8 + ··· (1) continuing forever. This particular series is relatively harmless, and its value is precisely 1. To see why this should be so, consider the partial sums formed by stopping after a finite number of terms. The more terms, the closer the partial sum is to 1. It can be made as close to 1 as desired by including enough terms. Moreover, 1 is the only number for which the above statements are true.

That is, it depends not on a single variable t but upon x as well. If some value for x is selected and kept fixed, it is still possible for t to vary. Therefore a function f(t) can be defined by f(t) = y(x, t) for this fixed x. The derivative f′(t) of this function is called the partial derivative of y with respect to t, and the procedure that produces it is called partial differentiation with respect to t. The partial derivative of f with respect to t is written ∂y/∂t, where the 57 7 The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus 7 symbol ∂ is a special form of the letter d reserved for this particular operation.