If the partial derivatives of *f* are differentiable, we get the *second order derivatives* of *f*, and so on.
We have:

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As a first example, see Ex. 5.13.

The computation of the mixed second derivative, in reversed order, is much more complicated:

We can iterate the above description and define the partial derives of order higher than 2, namely , , , and so on.