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I want to convert from cylindrical (r,a,z) --to--> cartesian (x,y,z). However, I'm a not very confident about my level at this.

Say, I have dm/dr, a derivative in polar, and I want to find the equivalent expression in cartesian. (d: is partial derivative here).

I thought about using chain rule, but [r] depends on both [x] and [y]. Is doing it this way: dr=(xdx+ydy)/(x

^{2}+y

^{2})

^{1/2}, correct? and If not why?

How should I work with this?