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Derivative of principal value (1/x)

  1. Jun 11, 2007 #1
    The principal value of 1/x is a generalized function/distribution.

    What is the derivative of it?

    Is it the principal value of -1/x^2 ?
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  3. Jun 11, 2007 #2
    Well, can't one write out an explicit formula and then just differentiate it?
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