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anonymous
 4 years ago
what is the difference between dy/dx & ∂y/∂x aren't both same?
anonymous
 4 years ago
what is the difference between dy/dx & ∂y/∂x aren't both same?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have the same doubt

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0follow this : http://mathoverflow.net/questions/73492/howmisleadingisittoregardfracdydxasafraction

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0both d ∂ symbol work same in differentiation but then why sometimes in text d is used & sometimes ∂

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I read that dx is for exact differential and the other one for inexact differentials.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dy/dx is the differentiation of y wrt x, while del y/del x is the partial derivative of y wrt x keeping all other variables constant.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so ∂ is part of multivariable calc & d is a part of single variable calc? am i right? @arcticf0x

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But that means that dy/dx is a special case of the other no, and that is not the case.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0isnt the curved d used for partial derivatives?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@arcticf0x yeah you are right because I first encountered with ∂ in calc3 (multi) whereas in calc1&2 only used d

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, check this out too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_derivative

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I read that a little amount of work must be represented with this \[\partial W\] and not \[dW\] but I still don't get the reasong.

.Sam.
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets say x^22y=2 If you take dy/dx, using implicit differentiation, \[2x2\frac{dy}{dx}=0\] \[\frac{dy}{dx}=x\]  ∂y/∂x,= 2x0=0 ∂y/∂x,= 2x
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