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**mukmar** I'm trying to remember how to solve a type of equation I've reduced a second order partial differential to.

In the notes it goes from the equation:

$\displaystyle 2\xi u_{\xi\eta} - u_{\eta} = 0$

to

$\displaystyle

2\xi u_{\xi\eta} - u_{\eta} = 2\xi^{3/2}\frac{d}{d\xi}\left(\frac{u_{\eta}}{\xi&{1/2}}\right) = 0$

With subscripts denoting partial derivatives.

I know that these two steps are equivalent, I'm just wondering on what the procedure used is to get the second equivalent form.

If the procedure has a name which I can look up.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thank you.