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Partial derivative

  1. Jul 15, 2006 #1
    f(x,y)=arctan (y/x).
    may i know what is the first partial derivative of this??

    thanx
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2006 #2

    quasar987

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    Go back to your first calculus textbook and re-study the method of finding the derivative of Arctg(x).
     
  4. Jul 15, 2006 #3
    First partial derivative with respect to what? You have to know which variable you are taking the derivative with respect to when you try to find the partial derivative of a function of several variables.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2006 #4

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    If you wish simply to get answers, go to www.quickmath.com it will do derivatives, integrals etc., for the above problem use this tool.

    Those who would help you here will require that you post some work (anything, an attempt, even if it is wrong) before they will respond.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2006 #5

    quasar987

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    This site is amazing! I'm in love!
     
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