I have the following function which I need to evaluate and differentiate:


Firstly how do I find $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}$ and $\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}$ ?

Next, for the evaluation of $g(t)$ - I have to evaluate it numerically as the function is complex. However would I have to calculate the derivatives using this numerical procedure as well to be consistent with the evaluation? Or would the analytical derivatives above suffice?

  • $\begingroup$ What about the fundamental theorem of calculus ? $\endgroup$ – Claude Leibovici Jul 1 '17 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ The Claude Leibovici from SimSci days? If so, hi Claude this is Adrian from PipePhase/NetOpt days! Aah- so $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}$ would be -$g(x)$ and $\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}$ would be $g(y)$ ? $\endgroup$ – dacfer Jul 1 '17 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Adrian ! Yes, I am the one. Good to meet you again. What are you doing ? $\endgroup$ – Claude Leibovici Jul 1 '17 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ will pm you - is my interpretation of the FTOC correct above? $\endgroup$ – dacfer Jul 1 '17 at 8:07
  • $\begingroup$ Nice to see two friends meeting on MSE. Btw your interpretation of FTOC is correct. $\endgroup$ – Paramanand Singh Jul 1 '17 at 8:18

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