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Silvia2023

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- Homework Statement
- dF(x,y)/d(1/x)

- Relevant Equations
- dF(x,y)/d(1/x)

Given a function F(x,y)=A*x*x*y, calculate dF(x,y)/d(1/x), to calculate this derivative I make a change of variable, let u=1/x, then the function becomes F(u,y)=A*(1/u*u)*y, calculating the derivative with respect to u, we have dF/du=-2*A*y*(1/(u*u *u)) replacing we have dF/d(1/x)=-2*A*x*x*x*y

On the other hand, if we create the same original function, but as a function of (1/x), F(x,y)=A*(1/x)*(1/x)*x*x*(x*x) *y we derive with respect to (1/x) we have dF/d(1/x)= A *x*x*x*y Why are different results obtained?. Maybe I am wrong in something simple, but fundamental. Could you help me?

Best regards

Silvia

On the other hand, if we create the same original function, but as a function of (1/x), F(x,y)=A*(1/x)*(1/x)*x*x*(x*x) *y we derive with respect to (1/x) we have dF/d(1/x)= A *x*x*x*y Why are different results obtained?. Maybe I am wrong in something simple, but fundamental. Could you help me?

Best regards

Silvia