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Hi there. Well, I got the next function, and I'm trying to work with it. I wanted to know if this is right, I think it isn't, so I wanted your opinion on this which is always helpful.

[tex]f(x,y)=\begin{Bmatrix} (x+y)^2\sin(\displaystyle\frac{\pi}{x+y}) & \mbox{ si }& y\neq-x\\0 & \mbox{si}& y=-x\end{matrix}[/tex]

If [tex]y\neq-x[/tex]:

[tex]\displaystyle\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=2(x+y)\sin(\displaystyle\frac{\pi}{x+y})-\pi\cos(\displaystyle\frac{\pi}{(x+y)})[/tex]

[tex]\displaystyle\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=2(x+y)\sin(\displaystyle\frac{\pi}{x+y})-\pi\cos(\displaystyle\frac{\pi}{(x+y)})[/tex]

Second case:

If [tex]y=-x[/tex]

[tex]f(x,y)=0[/tex]

[tex]\displaystyle\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=\displaystyle\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=0[/tex]

Is this right? I would like to know why it isn't, I think its not. Should I think when I consider the second case as I would go in all directions or something like that? cause in other cases where I got defined different functions for a particular point I've used the definition, but in this case I got trajectories. What should I do?

Bye and thanks.

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