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Symbolic differentiation of complex vector-matrix expressions in Mathcad Prime.

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Symbolic differentiation of complex vector-matrix expressions in Mathcad Prime.

How to differentiate complex vector matrix expressions (quadratic forms, parametrically dependent matrices)? In mathematics, this is done by creating rules; I don’t know anything about other software packages.

For example:

Q1=x^T*A*x, and dQ1/dx=???

Q2=x^T*B(x)*x, and dQ2/dx=???

 

x is a vector, and A and B are matrices.


I know how to differentiate this manually, but I need Mathcad to do it automatically.

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Hi,

Numerical differentiation you simply use the differentiation operator.  It is that simple.

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Cheers

Terry

I forgot to clarify: x is a vector, and A and B are matrices. Sorry

Maybe the built-in "Jacob" function could be of help

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Mathcad/Prime isn't really good at vector functions and I found no way to avoid having to write the vector [x0 x1 x2] in the explicit way in the definition of f(x).

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