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Topic: Question about 'subs'
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Question about 'subs'
Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:02 PM
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Hello everyone,

For example, my function is x1^2*t^2 + x2^2*t^2+ .... + xn^2*t^2 + t^2, where n is any integer, I want to get the derivative wrt t at x1=1, x2=1, ..., xn=1, t=1.

For example, if n=2, f = x1^2*t^2 + x2^2*t^2 + t^2, I can use 'subs' to get the derivative
answer=subs(diff(f,t), {x1,x2,t}, {1,1,1}) .

However, since n is not fixed, how can I get the solution if n is very large, I cannot input
subs(diff(f,t), {x1,x2,x3.......x100}).

I tried
subs(diff(f,t), {x,t}, {zeros(1,100),1})
Does not work.

I will appreciate if anyone can give me some advice. Thanks.

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