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ivanyo edit - solved...haha i just realised you differentiate with respect to one first, then add the differential with respect to the other.
Hi everyone,
I just need some help on a question that I'm currently trying to solve. I'm doing Summer Maths at uni at the moment but I haven't quite grasped this concept.
The question is telling me to calculate a differential, given an equation.
A = xy
Find dA.
I know for a fact that the answer is dA = ydx + xdy, but I am unsure as to how the lecturer got to that process because he stated it was 'fairly self explanatory'. I guess I didn't have the guts to ask infront of a hundred people so here I am...haha
I don't expect a complete answer...moreso some guidance or references that will help me along the way.
Thanks in advanced,