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proof of multivariable chain rule

Calculate \(\displaystyle dy/dx\) if y is defined implicitly as a function of \(\displaystyle x\) via the equation \(\displaystyle 3x^2−2xy+y^2+4x−6y−11=0\). Let’s now return to the problem that we started before the previous theorem. Let g:R→R2 and f:R2→R (confused?) The idea is the same for other combinations of ﬂnite numbers of variables. Calculate \(\displaystyle ∂z/∂x,\; ∂z/∂y,\; ∂x/∂u,\; ∂x/∂v,\; ∂y/∂u,\) and \(\displaystyle ∂y/∂v\), then use Equation \ref{chain2a} and Equation \ref{chain2b}. \end{equation*}. Calculate \(\displaystyle ∂w/∂u\) and \(\displaystyle ∂w/∂v\) given the following functions: \[\begin{align*} w =f(x,y,z)=\dfrac{x+2y−4z}{2x−y+3z} \\[4pt] x =x(u,v)=e^{2u}\cos3v \\[4pt] y =y(u,v)=e^{2u}\sin 3v \\[4pt] z =z(u,v)=e^{2u}. Suppose that \(\displaystyle x=g(t)\) and \(\displaystyle y=h(t)\) are differentiable functions of \(\displaystyle t\) and \(\displaystyle z=f(x,y)\) is a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle x\) and \(\displaystyle y\). Again, this derivative can also be calculated by first substituting \(\displaystyle x(t)\) and \(\displaystyle y(t)\) into \(\displaystyle f(x,y),\) then differentiating with respect to \(\displaystyle t\): \[\begin{align*} z =f(x,y) \\[4pt] =f(x(t),y(t)) \\[4pt] =\sqrt{(x(t))^2−(y(t))^2} \\[4pt] =\sqrt{e^{4t}−e^{−2t}} \\[4pt] =(e^{4t}−e^{−2t})^{1/2}. Use the chain rule for two parameters with each of the following.$(1)\quad F(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ where $x(u,v)=u \sin v$ and $y(u,v)=u-2v$$(2)\quad F(x,y)=\ln x y$ where $x(u,v)=e^{u v^2}$ and $y(u,v)=e^{u v}.$, Exercise. +\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}e^s \sin t +\frac{ \partial ^2 u}{\partial x \partial y}\left(e^{2s}\sin t \cos t\right) +\frac{ \partial ^2 u}{\partial y^2}e^{2s} \sin ^2 t +\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}\left(-e^s \cos t\right) \right. Multivariable chain-rule proof? Therefore, this value is finite. Ask Question Asked 5 days ago. We compute, \begin{align} \frac{\partial F}{\partial x}& =\frac{\partial F}{\partial u}\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial F}{\partial v}\frac{\partial v}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial F}{\partial w}\frac{\partial w}{\partial x} \\ & =\frac{\partial F}{\partial u}(1)+\frac{\partial F}{\partial v}(0)+\frac{\partial F}{\partial w}(-1) \\ & =\frac{\partial F}{\partial u}-\frac{\partial F}{\partial w}. Calculate \(\displaystyle ∂f/dx\) and \(\displaystyle ∂f/dy\), then use Equation \ref{implicitdiff1}. In single-variable calculus, we found that one of the most useful differentiation rules is the chain rule, which allows us to find the derivative of the composition of two functions. Since \(\displaystyle f\) is differentiable at \(\displaystyle P\), we know that, \[z(t)=f(x,y)=f(x_0,y_0)+f_x(x_0,y_0)(x−x_0)+f_y(x_0,y_0)(y−y_0)+E(x,y), \nonumber\], \[ \lim_{(x,y)→(x_0,y_0)}\dfrac{E(x,y)}{\sqrt{(x−x_0)^2+(y−y_0)^2}}=0. As in single variable calculus, there is a multivariable chain rule. Each of these three branches also has three branches, for each of the variables \(\displaystyle t,u,\) and \(\displaystyle v\). This branch is labeled \(\displaystyle (∂z/∂y)×(dy/dt)\). Also related to the tangent approximation formula is the gradient of a function. Introduction to the multivariable chain rule. Let’s see … \end{align*}\]. in Mathematics and has enjoyed teaching precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, and number theory at both the junior college and university levels for over 20 years. 1. The Multivariable Chain Rule Nikhil Srivastava February 11, 2015 The chain rule is a simple consequence of the fact that di erentiation produces the linear approximation to a function at a point, and that the derivative is the coe cient appearing in this linear approximation. \begin{align} & \left.\frac{\partial s}{\partial x_1}\right|_{t=\pi } =\left.\frac{-\left(x_2-x_1\right)}{\sqrt{\left(x_2-x_1\right){}^2+\left(y_2-y_1\right){}^2}} \right|_{t=\pi}=\frac{-2}{\sqrt{13}} \\ & \left.\frac{\partial s}{\partial y_1}\right|_{t=\pi } =\left.\frac{-\left(y_2-y_1\right)}{\sqrt{\left(x_2-x_1\right){}^2+\left(y_2-y_1\right){}^2}}\right|_{t=\pi} = \frac{-3}{\sqrt{13}} \\ & \left.\frac{\partial s}{\partial x_2}\right|_{t=\pi } =\left.\frac{\left(x_2-x_1\right)}{\sqrt{\left(x_2-x_1\right){}^2+\left(y_2-y_1\right){}^2}}\right|{t=\pi}=\frac{2}{\sqrt{13}} \\ & \left.\frac{\partial s}{\partial y_2}\right|_{t=\pi } =\left.\frac{\left(y_2-y_1\right)}{\sqrt{\left(x_2-x_1\right){}^2+\left(y_2-y_1\right){}^2}}\right|_{t=\pi}=\frac{3}{\sqrt{13}} \end{align} When $t=\pi ,$ the derivatives of $x_1,$ $y_1,$ $x_2,$ and $y_2$ are \begin{align} & \left.\frac{d x_1}{dt}\right|_{t=\pi }=-2 \sin t|{t=\pi }=0 & & \left.\frac{d y_1}{dt}\right|_{t=\pi }=3 \cos t|{t=\pi }=-3 \\ & \left.\frac{d x_2}{dt}\right|_{t=\pi }=8 \cos 2t|{t=\pi }=8 & & \left.\frac{d y_2}{dt}\right|_{t=\pi }=-6 \sin 2t|{t=\pi }=0 \end{align} So using the chain rule \begin{equation} \frac{d s}{d t} =\frac{\partial s}{\partial x_1}\frac{d x_1}{d t}+\frac{\partial s}{\partial y_1}\frac{d y_1}{d t}+\frac{\partial s}{\partial x_2}\frac{d x_2}{d t}+\frac{\partial s}{\partial y_2}\frac{d y_2}{d t} \end{equation} When $t=\pi $, we find that the distance is changing at a rate of \begin{equation*} \left.\frac{d s}{d t} \right|_{t=\pi} =\left(\frac{-2}{\sqrt{13}}\right)(0)+\left(\frac{-3}{\sqrt{13}}\right)(-3)+\left(\frac{2}{\sqrt{13}}\right)(8)+\left(\frac{3}{\sqrt{13}}\right)(0) =\frac{25}{\sqrt{13}}. then substitute \(\displaystyle x(u,v)=e^u \sin v,y(u,v)=e^u\cos v,\) and \(\displaystyle z(u,v)=e^u\) into this equation: \[\begin{align*} \dfrac{∂w}{∂u} =(6x−2y)e^u\sin v−2xe^u\cos v+8ze^u \\[4pt] =(6e^u\sin v−2eu\cos v)e^u\sin v−2(e^u\sin v)e^u\cos v+8e^{2u} \\[4pt] =6e^{2u}\sin^2 v−4e^{2u}\sin v\cos v+8e^{2u} \\[4pt] =2e^{2u}(3\sin^2 v−2\sin v\cos v+4). Recall that when multiplying fractions, cancelation can be used. \\ & \hspace{2cm} \left. Now suppose that \(\displaystyle f\) is a function of two variables and \(\displaystyle g\) is a function of one variable. Figure 12.5.2 Understanding the application of the Multivariable Chain Rule. \\ & \hspace{2cm} \left. The Cauchy-Riemann equations are \begin{equation} \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}=\frac{\partial v}{\partial y} \qquad \text{and} \qquad \frac{\partial u}{\partial y}=-\frac{\partial v}{\partial x}\end{equation} where $u=u(x,y)$ and $v=v(x,y).$ Show that if $x$ and $y$ are expressed in terms of polar coordinates, the Cauchy-Riemann equations become \begin{equation} \frac{\partial u}{\partial r}=\frac{1}{r}\frac{\partial v}{\partial \theta } \qquad \text{and} \qquad \frac{\partial v}{\partial r}=\frac{-1}{r}\frac{\partial u}{\partial \theta }. To reduce it to one variable, use the fact that \(\displaystyle x(t)=\sin t\) and \(y(t)=\cos t.\) We obtain, \[\displaystyle \dfrac{dz}{dt}=8x\cos t−6y\sin t=8(\sin t)\cos t−6(\cos t)\sin t=2\sin t\cos t. \nonumber\]. \nonumber\]. In particular, if we assume that \(\displaystyle y\) is defined implicitly as a function of \(\displaystyle x\) via the equation \(\displaystyle f(x,y)=0\), we can apply the chain rule to find \(\displaystyle dy/dx:\), \[\begin{align*} \dfrac{d}{dx}f(x,y) =\dfrac{d}{dx}(0) \\[4pt] \dfrac{∂f}{∂x}⋅\dfrac{dx}{dx}+\dfrac{∂f}{∂y}⋅\dfrac{dy}{dx} =0 \\[4pt]\dfrac{∂f}{∂x}+\dfrac{∂f}{∂y}⋅\dfrac{dy}{dx} =0. +\frac{ \partial ^2 u}{\partial x^2}\left(e^{2s} \sin ^2 t\right) +\frac{ \partial ^2 u}{\partial x \partial y}\left(-e^{2s} \cos t \sin t\right) \right. Suppose \(\displaystyle x=g(u,v)\) and \(\displaystyle y=h(u,v)\) are differentiable functions of \(\displaystyle u\) and \(\displaystyle v\), and \(\displaystyle z=f(x,y)\) is a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle x\) and \(\displaystyle y\). In Note, the left-hand side of the formula for the derivative is not a partial derivative, but in Note it is. By the chain rule, \begin{align} \frac{\partial u}{\partial s} & = \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}\frac{\partial x}{\partial s}+\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}\frac{\partial y}{\partial s}+\frac{\partial u}{\partial z}\frac{\partial z}{\partial s} \\ & =\left(4x^3y\right)\left(r e^t\right)+\left(x^4+2y z^3\right)\left(2r s e^{-t}\right)+\left(3y^2z^2\right)\left(r^2\sin t\right).\end{align} When $r=2,$ $s=1,$ and $t=0,$ we have $x=2,$ $y=2,$ and $z=0,$ so \begin{equation} \frac{\partial u}{\partial s}=(64)(2)+(16)(4)+(0)(0)=192. Theorem (Chain rule) Assume that \( x,y:\mathbb R\to\mathbb R \) are differentiable at point \( t_0 \). This gives us Equation. \end{align*}\]. \end{equation} By the chain rule \begin{equation} \frac{\partial v}{\partial r}=\frac{\partial v}{\partial x}\cos \theta +\frac{\partial v}{\partial y}\sin \theta\end{equation} and \begin{equation} \frac{\partial u}{\partial \theta }=-\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}(r \sin \theta )+\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}(r \cos \theta ).\end{equation} Substituting \begin{equation} \frac{\partial u}{\partial x}=\frac{\partial v}{\partial y}\qquad \text{and} \qquad \frac{\partial u}{\partial y}=-\frac{\partial v}{\partial x}, \end{equation} we obtain \begin{equation} \frac{\partial v}{\partial r}=-\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}\cos \theta -\frac{\partial u}{\partial x} \sin \theta \end{equation} and also \begin{equation*} \frac{\partial u}{\partial r}=-\frac{1}{r}\left[\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}(r \cos \theta )-\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}(r \sin \theta )\right]=-\frac{1}{r}\frac{\partial u}{\partial \theta }. \end{align*} \]. Now, we substitute each of them into the first formula to calculate \(\displaystyle ∂w/∂u\): \[\begin{align*} \dfrac{∂w}{∂u} =\dfrac{∂w}{∂x}⋅\dfrac{∂x}{∂u}+\dfrac{∂w}{∂y}⋅\dfrac{∂y}{∂u}+\dfrac{∂w}{∂z}⋅\dfrac{∂z}{∂u} \\[4pt] =(6x−2y)e^u\sin v−2xe^u\cos v+8ze^u, \end{align*}\]. David is the founder and CEO of Dave4Math. Last, each of the branches on the far right has a label that represents the path traveled to reach that branch. Equation \ref{implicitdiff1} can be derived in a similar fashion. Then \(\displaystyle z=f(x(t),y(t))\) is a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle t\) and, \[\dfrac{dz}{dt}=\dfrac{∂z}{∂x}⋅\dfrac{dx}{dt}+\dfrac{∂z}{∂y}⋅\dfrac{dy}{dt}, \label{chain1}\]. \end{equation}, Solution. Proof of the chain rule: Just as before our argument starts with the tangent approximation at the point (x 0,y 0). Theorem. Next we work through an example which illustrates how to find partial derivatives of two variable functions whose variables are also two variable functions. b. It is often useful to create a visual representation of Equation for the chain rule. \end{align*}\]. The first term in the equation is \(\displaystyle \dfrac{∂f}{∂x} \cdot \dfrac{dx}{dt}\) and the second term is \(\displaystyle \dfrac{∂f}{∂y}⋅\dfrac{dy}{dt}\). \\ & \hspace{2cm} \left. Exercise. If $z=f(x,y),$ where $x=r \cos \theta ,$ $y=r \sin \theta ,$ show that \begin{equation} \frac{\text{ }\partial ^2z}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\text{ }\partial ^2z}{\partial y^2}=\frac{ \partial ^2z}{\partial r^2}+\frac{1}{r^2}\frac{\partial ^2z}{\partial \theta ^2}+\frac{1}{r}\frac{\partial z}{\partial r}. Example. The reason is that, in Note, \(\displaystyle z\) is ultimately a function of \(\displaystyle t\) alone, whereas in Note, \(\displaystyle z\) is a function of both \(\displaystyle u\) and \(\displaystyle v\). The generalization of the chain rule to multi-variable functions is rather technical. Let \(\displaystyle w=f(x_1,x_2,…,x_m)\) be a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle m\) independent variables, and for each \(\displaystyle i∈{1,…,m},\) let \(\displaystyle x_i=x_i(t_1,t_2,…,t_n)\) be a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle n\) independent variables. To reduce this to one variable, we use the fact that \(\displaystyle x(t)=e^{2t}\) and \(\displaystyle y(t)=e^{−t}\). \end{equation}. Find $dy/ dx $, assuming each of the following the equations defines $y$ as a differentiable function of $x.$$(1) \quad \left(x^2-y\right)^{3/2}+x^2y=2$ $(2) \quad \tan ^{-1}\left(\frac{x}{y}\right)=\tan ^{-1}\left(\frac{y}{x}\right)$, Exercise. o Δu ∂y o ∂w Finally, letting Δu → 0 gives the chain rule for . Example \(\displaystyle \PageIndex{5}\): Implicit Differentiation by Partial Derivatives, a. Watch the recordings here on Youtube! Chain Rule (Multivariable Calculus) Chain rule. \end{align}, Example. Two terms appear on the right-hand side of the formula, and \(\displaystyle f\) is a function of two variables. \end{equation}, Solution. However, it is simpler to write in the case of functions of the form \end{align} Finally \begin{align} & e^{-2s}\left[\frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial s^2} +\frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial t^2}\right] \\ & =e^{-2s}\left[\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}e^s \cos t +\frac{\partial }{\partial s}\left(\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}\right)e^s \cos t +\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}e^s \sin t \right. Set \(\displaystyle f(x,y)=3x^2−2xy+y^2+4x−6y−11=0,\) then calculate \(\displaystyle f_x\) and \(\displaystyle f_y: f_x=6x−2y+4\) \(\displaystyle f_y=−2x+2y−6.\), \[\displaystyle \dfrac{dy}{dx}=−\dfrac{∂f/∂x}{∂f/∂y}=\dfrac{6x−2y+4}{−2x+2y−6}=\dfrac{3x−y+2}{x−y+3}. \\ & \hspace{2cm} \left. \end{equation}, Example. The following theorem gives us the answer for the case of one independent variable. \nonumber\], \[\begin{align*} \lim_{t→t_0}\dfrac{E(x(t),y(t))}{t−t_0} =\lim_{t→t_0}\dfrac{(E(x,y)}{\sqrt{(x−x_0)^2+(y−y_0)^2}}\dfrac{\sqrt{(x−x_0)^2+(y−y_0)^2}}{t−t_0}) \\[4pt] =\lim_{t→t_0}\left(\dfrac{E(x,y)}{\sqrt{(x−x_0)^2+(y−y_0)^2}}\right)\lim_{t→t_0}\left(\dfrac{\sqrt{(x−x_0)^2+(y−y_0)^2}}{t−t_0}\right). However, we can get a better feel for it … Proof of the Chain Rule • Given two functions f and g where g is diﬀerentiable at the point x and f is diﬀerentiable at the point g(x) = y, we want to compute the derivative of the composite function f(g(x)) at the point x. \end{equation} At what rate is the distance between the two objects changing when $t=\pi ?$, Solution. +\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}e^s \sin t +\left[\frac{\partial ^2 u}{\partial x \partial y}\left(e^s\cos t\right)+\frac{ \partial ^2 u}{\partial y^2}e^s \sin t\right]e^s \sin t \right. \nonumber\]. $$, Solution. Sometimes you will need to apply the Chain Rule several times in order to differentiate a function. If we treat these derivatives as fractions, then each product “simplifies” to something resembling \(\displaystyle ∂f/dt\). If $u=f(x,y),$ where $x=e^s \cos t$ and $y=e^s \sin t,$ show that \begin{equation} \frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial y^2}=e^{-2s}\left[\frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial s^2}+\frac{\partial ^2u}{\partial t^2}\right]. The single-variable chain rule. \end{align}, Example. James Stewart @http://www.prepanywhere.comA detailed proof of chain rule. \end{equation}, Solution. Write out the chain rule for the case for the case when $n=4$ and $m=2$ where $w=f(x,y,z,t),$ $x=x(u,v),$ $y=y(u,v),$ $z=z(u,v),$ and $t(u,v).$, Solution. ∂w Δx + o ∂y ∂w Δw ≈ Δy. \end{equation*}, Theorem. Let $w=f(t)$ be a differentiable function of $t$, where $t =\left(x^2+y^2 +z^2\right)^{1/2}.$ Show that \begin{equation} \left( \frac{d w}{d t} \right)^2=\left( \frac{\partial w}{\partial x} \right)^2+\left( \frac{\partial w}{\partial y} \right)^2+\left(\frac{\partial w}{\partial z} \right)^2.\end{equation}, Exercise. To use the chain rule, we again need four quantities—\(\displaystyle ∂z/∂x,∂z/dy,dx/dt,\) and \(\displaystyle dy/dt:\). (Chain Rule Involving One Independent Variable) Let $f(x,y)$ be a differentiable function of $x$ and $y$, and let $x=x(t)$ and $y=y(t)$ be differentiable functions of $t.$ Then $z=f(x,y)$ is a differentiable function of $t$ and \begin{equation} \label{criindevar} \frac{d z}{d t}=\frac{\partial z}{\partial x}\frac{d x}{d t}+\frac{\partial z}{\partial y}\frac{d y}{d t}. If $z=x y+f\left(x^2+y^2\right),$ show that $$ y\frac{\partial z}{\partial x}-x\frac{\partial z}{\partial y}=y^2-x^2. The distance $s$ between the two objects is given by \begin{equation} s=\sqrt{\left(x_2-x_1\right)^2+\left(y_2-y_1\right)^2} \end{equation} and that when $t=\pi ,$ we have $x_1=-2,$ $y_1=0,$ $x_2=0,$ and $y_2=3.$ So \begin{equation} s=\sqrt{(0+2)^2+(3-0)^2}=\sqrt{13}. If $w=f\left(\frac{r-s}{s}\right),$ show that $$ r\frac{\partial w}{\partial r}+s\frac{\partial w}{\partial s}=0.$$, Exercise. Answer: treating everything other than t as a constant, by either the chain rule or the quotient rule you get xq(eq 1)/(1 + xtq)2. In other words, we want to compute lim. December 8, 2020 January 10, 2019 by Dave. \end{equation}. If z is only continuous, the partial derivative, much less the second derivatives, may not even exist. Write out the chain rule for the function $t=f(u,v)$ where $u=u(x,y,z,w)$ and $v=v(x,y,z,w).$, Exercise. and write out the formulas for the three partial derivatives of \(\displaystyle w\). Then, \(\displaystyle z=f(g(u,v),h(u,v))\) is a differentiable function of \(\displaystyle u\) and \(\displaystyle v\), and, \[\dfrac{∂z}{∂u}=\dfrac{∂z}{∂x}\dfrac{∂x}{∂u}+\dfrac{∂z}{∂y}\dfrac{∂y}{∂u} \label{chain2a}\], \[\dfrac{∂z}{∂v}=\dfrac{∂z}{∂x}\dfrac{∂x}{∂v}+\dfrac{∂z}{∂y}\dfrac{∂y}{∂v}. I Chain rule for change of coordinates in a plane. To use the chain rule, we need four quantities—\(\displaystyle ∂z/∂x,∂z/∂y,dx/dt\), and \(\displaystyle dy/dt\): Now, we substitute each of these into Equation \ref{chain1}: \[\dfrac{dz}{dt}=\dfrac{\partial z}{\partial x} \cdot \dfrac{dx}{dt}+\dfrac{\partial z}{\partial y} \cdot \dfrac{dy}{dt}=(8x)(\cos t)+(6y)(−\sin t)=8x\cos t−6y\sin t. \nonumber\], This answer has three variables in it. Evaluating at the point (3,1,1) gives 3(e1)/16. then we substitute \(\displaystyle x(u,v)=e^u\sin v,y(u,v)=e^u\cos v,\) and \(\displaystyle z(u,v)=e^u\) into this equation: \[\begin{align*} \dfrac{∂w}{∂v} =(6x−2y)e^u\cos v−2x(−e^u\sin v) \\[4pt] =(6e^u \sin v−2e^u\cos v)e^u\cos v+2(e^u\sin v)(e^u\sin v) \\[4pt] =2e^{2u}\sin^2 v+6e^{2u}\sin v\cos v−2e^{2u}\cos^2 v \\[4pt] =2e^{2u}(\sin^2 v+\sin v\cos v−\cos^2 v). and M.S. Use the chain rule to find $\frac{dw}{dt}.$ Leave your answer in mixed form $(x,y,z,t).$ $(1) \quad w=\ln \left(x+2y-z^2\right) ,$ $x=2t-1,$ $y=\frac{1}{t},$ and $z=\sqrt{t}.$$(2) \quad w=\sin x y z ,$ $x=1-3t ,$ $y=e^{1-t} ,$ and $z=4t.$ $(3) \quad w=z e^{x y ^2} ,$ $x=\sin t ,$ $y=\cos t ,$ and $z=\tan 2t.$$(4) \quad w=e^{x^3+y z} ,$ $x=\frac{2}{t}$, $y=\ln (2t-3) ,$ and $z=t^2.$$(5) \quad w=\frac{x+y}{2-z} ,$ $x=2 r s$, $y=\sin r t ,$ and $z=s t^2.$, Exercise. 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