Solving Laplace Eqn by Separation of vbls

1. Mar 14, 2010

Vapor88

Okay, I'm stumped at what seems like a very simple mathematical step

Then, the next step is

I see what changed, but I don't understand exactly what happened. Can someone please explain? Thanks in advance!

2. Mar 14, 2010

Born2bwire

They just applied the product rule:

$$\frac{\partial}{\partial x} \left(f(x)g(x)\right) = g(x) \frac{\partial f(x)}{\partial x} + f(x) \frac{\partial g(x)}{\partial x}$$

3. Mar 14, 2010

Vapor88

*facepalm*

Thanks. Also, just realized this is in the wrong forum. I'm on a roll...