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**Homework Statement**

If I have the following expansion

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f(r,t) \approx g(r) + \varepsilon \delta g(r,t) + O(\varepsilon^2)

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This means for other function U(f(r,t))

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U(f(r,t)) = U( g(r) + \varepsilon \delta g(r,t)) \approx U(g) + \varepsilon \delta g \dfrac{dU}{dg} + O(\varepsilon^2)

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Then up to linear order in ε how to calculate

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\dfrac{dU}{df} = \ldots O(\varepsilon^2)?

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The attempt at a solution

The attempt at a solution

No idea how to approach this:

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\dfrac{dU}{df} = \dfrac {d U}{d g}\dfrac{dg}{df} = \dfrac{dU/dg}{df/dg} = ?

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But then again not sure how to calculate this, if I try

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\dfrac {d U}{d g} = (U(f(r,t)) - U(g))\dfrac{1}{\varepsilon \delta g}

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This will lead me again to dU/dg

Additionally how to calculate dg/df term

EDIT: added details to expression

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