# A question about writing the notation of the nabla operator

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I have a simple question about the notation of the nabla operator in Vector Analysis. The nabla operator is a vector differential operator and it is written as:

$$\nabla = \hat{x} \frac {∂} {∂x} + \hat{y} \frac {∂} {∂y} + \hat{z} \frac {∂} {∂z}$$

Is it okay if we accented nabla by a right arrow such that

$$\vec{\nabla} = \hat{x} \frac {∂} {∂x} + \hat{y} \frac {∂} {∂y} + \hat{z} \frac {∂} {∂z}$$

Excuse me for this silly question, but I want to know the correct notation for nabla, since I am encountering both notations on the internet. Thank you so much in advance...