## Velocity of Wave Packets

Wave packets has a group velocity of

$$v_{group}=\frac{d\omega}{dk}$$

and its phase velocity is

$$v_{phase}=\frac{\omega}{k}$$

Show that the group velocity and the phase velocity are related by:

$$v_{group} = v_{phase} - \lambda\frac{dv_{phase}}{d\lambda}$$

Can someone please tell me where to start on this problem?
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