Question: General Tensor/Matrix Derivative

August 04 2014 Tucker 5
Maple

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Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the derivation of tensors/matrices.
Let's assume for simplicity, that I have a vector (6x1) s and a matrix A (6x6)defining Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)*s. From this function I want to calculate the derivative w.r.t. s. My approach would be

restartwith(Physics):
with(LinearAlgebra):
Define(s,A)

Diff(
Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)*s, s)

As a result I get

though I'd rather expect something like Inverse(A)*s + Transpose(s)*Inverse(A)

Now as I'm pretty new to Maple, I can imagine that my approach is wrong, but I don't know any better and can't seem to get any information out of the help documents.

Thanks in advance for any of your suggestions!

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