Difference Between Simple Differentiation & Partial Differentiation.
I know the basic difference, I want to know where, when & under which condition partial differentiation is used 7 under which condition differentiation is used ?
What is the main criteria which is needed for partial differentiation ?
What is the main criteria which is needed for partial differentiation ?
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Jeffrey ArulrajPartial differentiation is used only if the variable is a function of more than to variables
Eg
A=F(x,y) Where X=F(t) and Y=F(t)
Then while differentiating A completely with respect to t we go for partial differentiation
DA/Dt= dA/dx*Dx/Dt+dA/dy*Dy/Dt
A=x^2+y^2
x=3t^2+1
y=6t
Now to find DA/Dt we need to partially differentiate A with respect to X and Y
But we must completely differentiate X and Y equations
dA/dx=2x
dA/dy=2y
Dx/Dt=6t
Dy/Dt=6
This implies
DA/Dt =2x*6t +2y*6
Instead of x and y we substitute the equations of x and y thus we get DA/Dt a complete differential solution
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