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Homework Help: Inverse of z=x/(1+x+y+w)

  1. Feb 21, 2009 #1
    trying to find the inverse of z=x/(1+x+y+w)
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  3. Feb 21, 2009 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    What are your thoughts on the matter?
  4. Feb 21, 2009 #3
    this is the function i'm actually dealing with:

    F=<f_1, f_2, f_3> , where f_k(x_1,x_2,x_3) = x_k/(1+x_1+x_2+x_3) for k=1,2,3 and where x_1+x_2+x_3 is not -1 for all x_1,x_2,x_3

    using the inverse function theorem, i found the jacobian to be (1+x_1+x_2+x_3)^(-4) which is not zero, and since all the 1st order partial derivatives exist and are continuous, this makes me think that F has an inverse, but actually finding out what it is is where i'm getting stuck
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