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Homework Help: Matrix version of chain rule

  1. Dec 5, 2005 #1
    Hi, does anyone know of any websites which have some theory and perhaps some examples of the matrix version of the chain rule. Neither of the books I have covers this particular topic so I'd like to read up on it. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2005 #2

    BobG

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    I'm not quite sure what you're asking for.

    If you have a function with several terms (ax^2 + bx + c, for example), you apply the chain rule to each term separately. If you have a vector, you apply the chain rule to each component separately. If you have a matrix, you apply the chain rule to each element separately.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2005 #3

    arildno

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    I would think OP is referring to the multivariable version of the chain rule.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2005 #4
    I should've made it more clear that I was referring to the multivariable chain rule. I've managed to find something about it and I might post some questions if I find some I can't work out. Thanks anyway.
     
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