Let's say we have a scalar function U in terms of r,theta and phi.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

why cannot this be the gradient at any point P(r,theta,phi)-

partial of U wrt. r in the direction of r+partial of U wrt. theta in direction of (theta)+partial of U wrt. phi in the direction of (phi)?

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# Basic doubt about the gradient in spherical polar cordinates.

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