1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Define f: Rn --------> R as f(x) = (||x||^2)*sin (1/||x||) for ||x|| ≠ 0 f(x) = 0 for ||x|| = 0 Show that f is differentiable everywhere but that the partial derivatives are not continuous. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Showing that it is differentiable everywhere if it is differentiable at the origin then lim h---> 0 of ( f(0+h) - f(0) - c•h )/ ||h|| = 0 f(o+h) = ||h||^2sin(1/||h||) f(0) = 0 c = gradient of f at 0 breaking it up into individual limits we have lim h--->o of f(0+h)/||h|| + lim h--->0 of f(o)/||h|| + lim h--->0 of c•h/||h|| f(o+h)/||h|| = ||h||sin(1/||h||) which goes to zero since the absolute value of sin(1/||h||) is bounded by 1 f(0) / ||h|| goes to zero since f(0) = 0 but what does c•h/||h|| go to as h ---> 0 my intuition tells me it goes to c....but if the function is diffable at 0 then it has to go to zero as well...so i'm not sure how to show its differentiable everywhere as for showing that the partial derivatives are not continuous to calculate the jth partial derivatives (the derivative of f with respect to xj) i rewrite the function as (∑(xn^2))sin (1/root[∑(xn^2)]) df / dxj (using the product rule) = 2xj * sin (1/root[∑(xn^2)]) + cos(1/root[∑(xn^2)])* -0.5(∑(xn^2))^-1.5 * 2xj * [∑(xn^2)] now...i can see that the partical derivatives are not continuous at ||x|| = 0 since the term (∑(xn^2))^-1.5 would be undefined if x1 to xn are all equal to zero but am i also supposed to show that the limit as ||x|| approaches zero from the 2 sides of the partical derivatives is not equal? or what?