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How Euler Did It: Mixed Partial Derivatives

Euler was the first person to recognize that mixed second partial derivatives are equal (in general) -- except that he discussed differentials instead. This site is one of Ed Sandifer's columns, How Euler Did It from May, 2004.
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http://www.maa.org/editorial/euler/How%20Euler%20Did%20It%2007%20Mixed%20Partial%20Derivatives.pdf
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Ed Sandifer
Cataloger: 
Lang Moore
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Mathematical Association of America
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Copyright ©2004 Ed Sandifer
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