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    composition of mappings

    Let F: R^n \rightarrow R^m and G: R^m \rightarrow R^p be mappings. Prove that their composition GF: R^n \rightarrow R^p is a differentiable mapping. (Take m=p=2 for simplicity). Then show that (GF)_* = G_*F_*.

    I do not know how to prove this and would appreciate some help. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zennie View Post
    Let F: R^n \rightarrow R^m and G: R^m \rightarrow R^p be mappings. Prove that their composition GF: R^n \rightarrow R^p is a differentiable mapping. (Take m=p=2 for simplicity). Then show that (GF)_* = G_*F_*.

    I do not know how to prove this and would appreciate some help. Thanks!
    The first thing you should know is that you can't prove it. What you have stated is untrue. The composition of two arbitrary mappings is NOT in general a differentiable mapping.

    Did you mean to say that F and G are themselves differentiable mappings? What is your definiton of "differentiable"?
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