implicit differentiation - a method of solving for finding both x and the y explicitly using only an implicit formula

An implicit formula: ((x^2)+1)y = (x^2) - 1

An explicit Formula: y = f(x) = ((x^2)-1)/((x^2)+)

You can find dy/dx of an Implicit Differentiation

1. by finding the derivatives of both sides of the equation in respect to x. (Any term involving the varible y must involve the factor dy/dx)

2. Solve the result for dy/dx in terms of x and y.

This method of implicit differentiation is for those equations which have an x and a y on one side of the equation and you cannot solve the equation in respect to x.

a simple notes/book example: y^2 = x

(d/dx)(y^2) = (d/dx)(x)

and since y = f(x)

(d/dx)(y^2) = (d/dx)[f(x)]^2 write y = f(x)

= 2f(x)f'(x) Use the Chain Rule

= 2y(dy/dx) Return to using y instead of f(x)

2y(dy/dx) = 1

(dy/dx) = (1/2y)

Related Rates: x and y are a function of a third variable "t"

Up to this point, we have found that the y is moved by the x, but now both x and y are moved by a third variable "t"

we look for both (dx/dt) and (dy/dt) in these related rates.

a cylinder with radius = 3cm

has water flowing into it at 21 cm^3 per minute

the volume formula of the cylinder is V = 9(pi)(height)

(dV/dt) = 9(pi)(dH/dt)

((21cm^3)/1min) = 9(pi)(dH/dt)

((21cm^3)/(9[pi]min)) = (dH/dt)

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