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Homework Help: How to apply the definition of the derivative of a delta function

  1. Oct 4, 2009 #1
    I am supposed to prove that δ'(ax) = (1/a)*(1/|a|)*δ'(x) but I cannot figure out where the (1/a) term comes from. Using the scaling theorem I know that δ(ax) = (1/|a|)*δ(x), but how does this apply to the first derivative and does it explain where the (1/a) comes from?
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  3. Oct 4, 2009 #2
    No need to post any further dialogue because I was able to figure it out. Thanks
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