Hi, I am trying to simplify this;(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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x \frac{\partial}{\partial x} W(x,y) - \frac{\partial}{\partial x} (xW(x,y))

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Am I correct in thinking I can do this with the product rule, as;

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\frac{\partial}{\partial x} (xW(x,y)) = \left( \frac{\partial x}{\partial x}\right) W(x,y) + x \frac{\partial W(x,y)}{\partial x}

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=W(x,y) + x \frac{\partial W(x,y)}{\partial x}

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Giving the whole thing as;

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x \frac{\partial W(x,y)}{\partial x} - W(x,y) - x \frac{\partial W(x,y)}{\partial x}=W

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Is this correct??

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Simplifying this differential using product rule?

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