No you didn't scare me away. I do understand what the notation represents too. However, I saw in my notes that they had differentiated quickly the klein gordon lagrangian to get the klein gordon equation.
It is defnitely a notation thing though. I don't really understand the difference between...
I'm just in need of some clearing up of how to differentiate the lagrangian with respect to the covariant derivatives when solving the E-L equation:
Say we have a lagrangian density field
\begin{equation}
\mathcal{L}=\frac{1}{2}(\partial_{\mu}\hat{\phi})(\partial^{\mu}\hat{\phi})
\end{equation}...