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I'm using partial derivatives to calculate propagation of error. However, a bit rusty on my calculus.

I'm trying to figure out the partial derivative with respect to L of the equation:

2pi*sqrt(L/g)

(Yep, period of a pendulum). "g" is assumed to have no error. I know I can use the chain rule...

so, 2pi*(L/g)^(1/2) --> 2pi*1/2*(L/g)^(-1/2) , or pi*(L/g)^(-1/2).

I am doing this correctly? Or did I just take the derivative (and not the partial derivative)?

Thanks!

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# Partial derivative of a square root

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