Can the matrix be differentiated with respect to a vector

1. Feb 12, 2012

sainistar

Hello Mathematician

Can the matrix be differentiated with respect to a vector?

Regards
Aman

2. Feb 13, 2012

kai_sikorski

3. Feb 13, 2012

HallsofIvy

I would phrase that differently. A matrix can be used to represent a tensor, in the same sense that a list of numbers represents a vector- but they are not "the same thing", even basically.

sainistar, if your given matrix is a function of a vector, then you can certainly differentiate.

4. Feb 15, 2012