Partial differential problem in introductory tensor analysis


by freddyfish
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freddyfish
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Nov8-12, 03:33 AM
P: 57
So far I have only seen ∂/(∂y) as being interpreted as an operator being of no use unless it is applied to some vector etc.

Now, however, my course literature asserts the following equality:

y=∂/(∂y)

What is the interpretation of the differentials in this case?
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Einj
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Nov9-12, 06:19 AM
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I suppose is a short way to express [itex]\frac{\partial \psi}{\partial y}=y\psi[/itex].
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Nov15-12, 04:35 PM
P: 57
Yes, that is a correct statement, but it relies on the asserted equality, so unfortunately it brings nothing new to the party. Luckily I have it all figured out by now, so I thank you for your answer and continue my studies. :)


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