Re: Partial derviatives in mathematica

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• Subject: [mg95790] Re: Partial derviatives in mathematica
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
• Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 06:59:54 -0500 (EST)
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Hi,

I would write input in InputForm not TraditionalForm. A derivative is

then written:

D[f[x],x]

If you later need TraditionalForm, you can get it by wrapping an

expression in TraditionalForm[..]. Or reformatting the whole cell.

Your problem comes from the fact that PartialD needs a subscript,

indicating the variable to differentiate after.

hope this helps, Daniel

xareon at gmail.com wrote:

> Hi all, i got thi Newton-Raphson mathematica code:

>

>

>

> Code:

>

> F[{x_, y_}] = {f1[{x, y}], f2[{x, y}]};

>

> jacobian[{x_, y_}] = Transpose[{\[PartialD]x F[{x, y}], \[PartialD]y F

> [{x, y}]}];

>

> MatrixForm[jacobian[{x, y}]];

>

> NewtonSystem[X0_, max_] := Module[{},

>          n = 2;

>          k = 0;

>          Dp = {0, 0};

>          P0 = X0;

>          F0 = F[P0];

>          Print["F[", P0, "]=", N[F0, 3]];

>          P1 = P0;

>          F1 = F0;

>          While[k < max,

>                 k = k + 1;

>                  P0 = P1;

>                F0 = F1;

>                 J0 = jacobian[P0];

>                 det = Det[J0];

>                 If[det == 0, Dp = {0, 0}, Dp = Inverse[J0].F0];

>                 P1 = P0 - Dp;

>                F1 = F[P1];

>          Print["F[", P1, "]=", N[F1, 3]];];];

>

>

>

> where f1[x, y] and f2[x, y] are defined in this way

>

>

>

> Code:

>

> f1[{x_, y_}] = n/x - Sum[y*Exp[-y*A*t[i]]*T[i+1], {i, 0, n-1}];

>

> f2[{x_, y_}] = n/y - Sum[A*t[i], {i, 0, n-1}] - Sum[x*Exp[-y*A*t[i]]*T

> [i+1], {i, 0, n-1}] + Sum[y*x*A*t[i]*Exp[-y*A*t[i]]*T[i+1], {i, 0,

> n-1}];

>

>

>

>

> T[i] e t[i] are functions defined point-by-point  (from T[1] to T[50]

> and from t[0] to t[49]) with this syntax:

>

>

> Code:

>

> t[0] = *un certo numero*; t[1] = *un altro numero*; t[2] = *ancora un

> altro numero*; ... T[1] = *numero*; T[2] = *altro numero* ...

>

>

>

> I got an error on the second line

>

>

>

> Code:

>

> jacobian[{x_, y_}] = Transpose[{\[PartialD]x F[{x, y}], \[PartialD]y F

> [{x, y}]}];

>

>

>

> Mathematica's kernel warns me with this message when i try to insert

> it:

>

>

> Code:

>

> Syntax::sntxf: "jacobian[{x_, y_}] = Transpose[{" cannot be followed

> by

>     "\[PartialD]x F[{x, y}], \[PartialD]y F[{x, y}]}];".

>

>

>

>

> This line should define a 2-variables function named jacobian, that is

> a jacobian matrix. I'm not a Mathematica-guru, but the code should

> work anyway.

>

> What's wrong there? f1 and f2 seem well defined (i.e., when i write

> them Mathematica doesn't say nothing bad):

>

>

>

> Thank you all ;)

>

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