# Thread: derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!

1. ## derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!

derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!!

y= sec x + sec y^3 ??

2. Originally Posted by haebinpark
derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!!

y= sec x + sec y^3 ?? no
$\frac{dy}{dx} = \sec(xy^3)\tan(xy^3)[x \cdot 3y^2 \frac{dy}{dx} + y^3]$

solve for $\frac{dy}{dx}$

3. Originally Posted by haebinpark
derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!!

y= sec x + sec y^3 ??

$\sec(xy^3)-y=0$

Use implicit differentiation.

Note that the derivative of $\sec u$ is $\sec u\tan u$.

4. Originally Posted by haebinpark
derivative of y=sec(xy^3) ?!!

y= sec x + sec y^3 ??

This one you have to use the chain rule with implicit differentiation.

$y=sec(u)$ so $\frac{dy}{dx}=sec(u)tan(u)\frac{du}{dx}$ where $u=xy^3$

The derivative is therefore:

$(y^3+x3y^2y')sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

5. what do you mean by (y^3 + x*3*y^2*y') ?

i ended up getting answer : [sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2]

is that correct?

6. Originally Posted by haebinpark
what do you mean by (y^3 + x*3*y^2*y') ?

i ended up getting answer : [sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2]

is that correct?
You're not applying the chain rule to the second term in:

$y^3 + x(y^3)'$

$(y^3)' =3y^2y'$

So the derivative of $xy^3$ is $y^3+3xy^2y'$

7. i can't leave y' in the answer, can i?
if not, what is the next step?

edited:

ohhhhh

y' of y=sec(xy^3) again???????

8. [sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']
= [sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2(sec(xy^3))(tan(xy^3))]

would be the answer? or can be more simple?

9. Originally Posted by haebinpark
[sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']
= [sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2(sec(xy^3))(tan(xy^3))]

would be the answer? or can be more simple?
The part that I highlighted in red is correct. Remember that we used implicit differentiation. Suppose I want to differentiate the equation:

$y=3x^2+y^3$

I have to use implicit differentiation:

$y'=6x+3y^2y'$

Notice that $y'$ is on both sides of the equation. You can often solve for $y'$.

$y'+-3y^2y'=6x$

$y'(1-3y^2)=6x$

$y'=\frac{6x}{1-3y^2}$

With your equation, we can do the same thing:

$y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$

$y'-3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'[1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)]=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'=\frac{y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}{1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}$

The part that I highlighted in red is correct. Remember that we used implicit differentiation. Suppose I want to differentiate the equation:

$y=3x^2+y^3$

I have to use implicit differentiation:

$y'=6x+3y^2y'$

Notice that $y'$ is on both sides of the equation. You can often solve for $y'$.

$y'+-3y^2y'=6x$

$y'(1-3y^2)=6x$

$y'=\frac{6x}{1-3y^2}$

With your equation, we can do the same thing:

$y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$

$y'-3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)" alt="y'-3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)" />

$y'[1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)]=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'=\frac{y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}{1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}$

the line i highlighted, where did it come from?
shouldn't it be just 3xy^2 y' ?

The part that I highlighted in red is correct. Remember that we used implicit differentiation. Suppose I want to differentiate the equation:

$y=3x^2+y^3$

I have to use implicit differentiation:

$y'=6x+3y^2y'$

Notice that $y'$ is on both sides of the equation. You can often solve for $y'$.

$y'+-3y^2y'=6x$

$y'(1-3y^2)=6x$

$y'=\frac{6x}{1-3y^2}$

With your equation, we can do the same thing:

$y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$

$y'-3xy^2y' sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) =y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)" alt="y'-3xy^2y' sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) =y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)" />

$y'[1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)]=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'=\frac{y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}{1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}$

the line i highlighted, where did it come from?
shouldn't it be just 3xy^2 y' ?

12. i can't highlight for some reason

i meant
you wrote
y' - 3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) = blah

but shouldn't it be just 3xy^2 y' instead of 3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)?

13. Originally Posted by haebinpark
i can't highlight for some reason

i meant
you wrote
y' - 3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) = blah

but shouldn't it be just 3xy^2 y' instead of 3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)?
You have to EXPAND the right side of this equation.

$y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$

$y'=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)+3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'-3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'[1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)]=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'=\frac{y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}{1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}$

You have to factor the right side of this equation.

$y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$

$3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'-3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'[1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)]=y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

$y'=\frac{y^3sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}{1-3xy^2sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)}$
i still don't see where sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) came from :s (after 3xy^2y')
$3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$

15. Originally Posted by haebinpark
i still don't see where sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3) came from :s (after 3xy^2y')
$3xy^2y'sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$
When you expand the right side of the equation: $y'=sec(xy^3)][tan(xy^3)][y^3 + 3xy^2y']$ you use the distributive property of algebra. To make this more obvious, let $A=sec(xy^3)tan(xy^3)$. So the equation becomes:

$y'=A(y^3+3xy^2y')=Ay^3+A3xy^2y'$

Then I subtracted the $A3xy^2y'$ from both sides and factored the left side to isolate $y'$.

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