Definition:Continuously Differentiable

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Definition

A differentiable function $f$ is continuously differentiable if and only if $f$ is of differentiability class $C^1$.

That is, if the first order derivative of $f$ (and possibly higher) is continuous.


Real Function

Let $I\subset\R$ be an open interval.


Then $f$ is continuously differentiable on $I$ if and only if $f$ is differentiable on $I$ and its derivative is continuous on $I$.


Real-Valued Function

Let $U$ be an open subset of $\R^n$.

Let $f: U \to \R$ be a real-valued function.


Then $f$ is continuously differentiable in the open set $U$ if and only if:

$(1): \quad f$ is differentiable in $U$.
$(2): \quad$ the partial derivatives of $f$ are continuous in $U$.


Vector-Valued Function

Let $U\subset\R^n$ be an open set.

Let $f : U \to \R^m$ be a vector-valued function.


Then $f$ is continuously differentiable in $U$ if and only if $f$ is differentiable in $U$ and its partial derivatives are continuous in $U$.


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