Question: Partial Differential

August 21 2014 styxvhl 5
Maple
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Hi All,

I have a problem with regard to partial differential equations. I am using Lagrangian dynamics for a problem. First i have a function First i defined a function with two speeds of angles (first derivatives):

ODE := 5*(diff(theta1(t), t))+diff(theta2(t), t). This gives:

Now this gives an output. Lagrange (just a simple example now) demands that i now derive the obtained function with regard to the first derivative of theta1. In this case, the answer i want is 5. Now, if i give the command: 

diff(ODE, diff(theta1(t),t)), maple says go home. Does anybody know how to solve this? I have been searching for a solution all afternoon.

 

Thnx in advance!

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