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Ok, I can get to the answer in yellow, but I am not sure how they went from the answer in yellow to the simplified one in white. I really need to know how to do this because we are using these derivatives for magnitudes (solving for principal normal unit vectors), where I have to square them and take square roots. So, I'm sure you could imagine having to square equations like this, factor out, try to take roots, etc., is a complete and utter nightmare. Each problem is taking me about 30-40mins, and there are 9 homework problems.
Anyway, here is the derivative:
Anyway, here is the derivative: