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Find $\\boldsymbol{\\nabla}f$ for the following function $f(x,y,z)$.

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This question is simply an exercise in partial differentiation, using the fact that

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\$\\boldsymbol{\\nabla}f=\\pmatrix{\\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial x},\\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial y},\\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial z}}.\$

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The partial derivatives of $f$ are as follows:

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\\begin{align}
\\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial x} &= \\simplify{{p1*a1}*x^{p1-1}*y^{p2}*z^{p3}+{p4*b1}*x^{p4-1}*y^{p5}*z^{p6}+{c1*d1*p7*(1-t)}*x^{p7-1}*y^{p8}*z^{p9}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p10*t}*x^{p10-1}*y^{p11}*z^{p12}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})} \\\0.5em] \\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial y} &= \\simplify{{p2*a1}*x^{p1}*y^{p2-1}*z^{p3}+{p5*b1}*x^{p4}*y^{p5-1}*z^{p6}+{c1*d1*p8*(1-t)}*x^{p7}*y^{p8-1}*z^{p9}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p11*t}*x^{p10}*y^{p11-1}*z^{p12}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})} \\\\[0.5em] \\frac{\\partial f}{\\partial z} &= \\simplify{{p3*a1}*x^{p1}*y^{p2}*z^{p3-1}+{p6*b1}*x^{p4}*y^{p5}*z^{p6-1}+{c1*d1*p9*(1-t)}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9-1}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p12*t}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12-1}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})} \\end{align} \n Hence \n \\[ \\boldsymbol{\\nabla}f = \\pmatrix{ \\simplify{{p1*a1}*x^{p1-1}*y^{p2}*z^{p3}+{p4*b1}*x^{p4-1}*y^{p5}*z^{p6}+{c1*d1*p7*(1-t)}*x^{p7-1}*y^{p8}*z^{p9}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p10*t}*x^{p10-1}*y^{p11}*z^{p12}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})}, & \\simplify{{p2*a1}*x^{p1}*y^{p2-1}*z^{p3}+{p5*b1}*x^{p4}*y^{p5-1}*z^{p6}+{c1*d1*p8*(1-t)}*x^{p7}*y^{p8-1}*z^{p9}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p11*t}*x^{p10}*y^{p11-1}*z^{p12}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})}, & \\simplify{{p3*a1}*x^{p1}*y^{p2}*z^{p3-1}+{p6*b1}*x^{p4}*y^{p5}*z^{p6-1}+{c1*d1*p9*(1-t)}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9-1}*cos({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})-{c1*e1*p12*t}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12-1}*sin({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12})} }.\

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$f(x,y,z)=\\simplify[std]{{a1}*x^{p1}*y^{p2}*z^{p3}+{b1}*x^{p4}*y^{p5}*z^{p6}+{c1}*({1-t}*sin({d1}*x^{p7}*y^{p8}*z^{p9})+{t}*cos({e1}*x^{p10}*y^{p11}*z^{p12}))}$.

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$\\boldsymbol{\\nabla}f=($[[0]]$,$[[1]]$,$[[2]]$)$.

Gradient of $f(x,y,z)$.