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Partial differential problem in introductory tensor analysis 
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#1
Nov812, 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? 


#2
Nov912, 06:19 AM

P: 328

I suppose is a short way to express [itex]\frac{\partial \psi}{\partial y}=y\psi[/itex].



#3
Nov1512, 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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