is .
That is, you differentiate f partially with respect to x, and then differentiate that partially with respect to y.
When you plug x = -2, y = -2 into the given equation for f, you get 8.
is .
That is, you differentiate f partially with respect to x, and then differentiate that partially with respect to y.
When you plug x = -2, y = -2 into the given equation for f, you get 8.
thank u i appreciate ur help but i still didnt get it how to derive with respect to (x and y) at the same time.
i got all the other parts (with respect to x then with respect to y).
if i consider both x and y constants i should get f(xy)= 4
is it possible to show me how did we get (1) in that part
thanks
You have your equation (which I can't see in front of me because you didn't type it in just copied the page in and I can't see it when I'm editing it).
Partially differentiate it with respect to (partially) to get the expression for . That is, . It's just a more compact notation for it.
Then differentiate that partially with respect to to get .
That is, is or .
And when you work it out (they've done for you) you get .
You'll probably find something about this in your text book.