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what is the difference between a total vs partial derivative in common english?
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>>7804729
A partial derivative in common english is the same as subliminal parsonship in aristocratic english, whereas a total is the same as a motel.
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A partial derivative is a derivative of a multivariable equation where all variables except one are treated as constants.
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>>7804729
for example
$\dfrac{d}{dx}(xy) = y + x\dfrac{dy}{dx}$
$\dfrac{\partial}{\partial x}(xy) = y$
the partial derivative (wrt x) considered all non-x variables (in this case, y) as constant, so as you can see we essentially fixed y such that $dy/dx=0$.