partial derivatives of functions wrt to another function?
I came across this problem in a text I am using currently and was confused by the notation and am not sure of the answer
given a function
if and then is it correct to apply the pointwise vector coordinate function and get
This seemed like a trivial problem but the notation really confuses me.
Re: partial derivatives of functions wrt to another function?
Yes, that exactly what the notation means: . The fact that x, y, z are used as "place holders" in both functions is irrelevant.
Originally Posted by knkumar
This is exactly the same as if it were