# Taking the time derivative of a function with more than one variable depending on t? [closed]

Yeah, I was wondering if it was possible ?

I have a function which have different variables depending on time, like:

$$\frac{d}{dt}mr^{2}\dot{\phi}$$

In this case both $r$, being a length, depends on time, and so does the time derived angle $\dot{\phi}$. I know this is an easy equation to solve in hand, but maybe sometime you get something a bit more difficult. So, can this be done in mathematica, and how ? :)

Hope you understand what I mean.

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D[m r[t]^2 D[ phi[t], t], t]? –  belisarius Mar 19 at 0:05
Ahhh, almost... I had just forgotten to put the variable, $t$, in brackets, and I was instead using parentheses. So now it is solved. Thank you :) –  Denver Dang Mar 19 at 0:12

D[m r[t]^2 phi'[t], t]