# Partial derivative

• March 16th 2009, 10:46 AM
mr_motivator
Partial derivative
• March 16th 2009, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_motivator

In this case, $y$ can be treated as a constant.

$\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left(\frac{1}{7} \frac{\sin(6xy)}{x^4y}\right)$

Using product rule, we can set $u= \sin(6xy)\rightarrow u' = 6y\cos(6xy)$ and $v=\frac{1}{7yx^4}\rightarrow v'=\frac{-4}{7y}\left(\frac{1}{x^5}\right)$.

Product rule: $\frac{\mathrm{d}(uv)}{\mathrm{d}x} = u'v+uv'$

$\therefore \frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left(\frac{1}{7} \frac{\sin(6xy)}{x^4y}\right) = \left(6y\cos(6xy)\right)\left(\frac{1}{7yx^4}\righ t) +\left(\sin(6xy)\right)\left(\frac{-4}{7y}\left(\frac{1}{x^5}\right)\right)$ $= \frac{6xy\cos(6xy) - 4\sin(6xy)}{7yx^5}$