Hey guys, Finding hard to solve these derivative: 1) (don't know how to deal with the index -t/2) 2) (this seem confusing as don't know what rule to apply) 3) (not to sure about index agian) I hope someone can help. Thanks dadon
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Originally Posted by dadon 1) (don't know how to deal with the index -t/2) Start with the product rule: so using the chain rule to do the derivatives: simplifying: RonL
Originally Posted by dadon Hey guys, Finding hard to solve these derivative: 1) (don't know how to deal with the index -t/2) 2) (this seem confusing as don't know what rule to apply) 3) (not to sure about index agian) I hope someone can help. Thanks dadon What you seem to be having a problem with in 1) and 3) is: By the chain rule this is: RonL
Thanks for the quick response and the general rule! So for 2) is it product and chain together?
Originally Posted by dadon Thanks for the quick response and the general rule! So for 2) is it product and chain together? Yes, though you will have the product: so you may need to use the product rule again for the derivative of the second term on the RHS. RonL
Originally Posted by dadon 3) (not to sure about index agian) This is an example of implicit differentiation (and the chain rule): , so: but from the original equation we know that: , so substituting this into equation gives: or rearranging: RonL
Hi Thanks again! Both methods should give the same answer?
The implicit way is a much neater, when applying the product and chain rule it gets abit messy that's what I have been trying!
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