# Partial derivativesWatch

#1
Hey, trying to get my head around this:

Partial derivative of du/dx = 1/2(u^2-v^2)

Would this be u/(u^2+v^2)?

Thanks!
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#2
(Original post by Bameron)
Hey, trying to get my head around this:

Partial derivative of du/dx = 1/2(u^2-v^2)

Would this be u/(u^2+v^2)?

Thanks!
If with respect to u, then no.
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#3
Well I'm a bit lost then. I know the partial of dx/du is just u - leaving v as a constant and differentiating w.r.t. to u.

So am I differentiating w.r.t. x as I would usually w.r.t. x when I would be doing dy/dx? Perhaps leaving both as constants and getting 0?
(Original post by RDKGames)
If with respect to u, then no.
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1 week ago
#4
I'm a bit lost with what you're asking. What is meant by "partial of du/dx"?

Do you mean the partial derivative of 1/(u^2+v^2) w.r.t. u or v ?
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