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Homework Help: Does y' = dy/dx

  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
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    I was given a question on a test today to find dy/dx.

    both y and x were involved in the expression.

    I solved for y'

    Did I awnser the question correctly, ie, is y' = dy/dx?
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2009 #2
    yes, y' is just another notation.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 #3

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    y' was Newton's notation, dy/dx was Leibniz's notation.
     
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