V (x , y , z) = 10xyz - (x^2)z + 10y(z^2) -20
find the grad of V.
if i transfer to the form below the how do i associate the -20 with ?
10xyz ax - (x^2)z ay + 10y(z^2) az -20
anyone able to help?
is the answer 10yz - 0 + 20yz ?
many thanks (Happy)
Please explain how you got this form '10xyz ax - (x^2)z ay + 10y(z^2) az -20'?
and how you get 10yz +20yz
If you are trying to get the gradient of V(x,y,z) you will need to express the gradient in the direction of x, the direction of y and the direction of z.
Thus you should be looking at how you might express this gradient as a vector with partial derivatives.
The derivative of a constant is 0.
Originally Posted by Chris0724
However, your whole concept here is wrong. The grad of a function is a vector:
not another real valued function as you have written it.