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Can anybody help me? What is the difference between a delta [tex]\delta W[/tex] and a differential [tex]dW[/tex]? ([tex]W[/tex] a scalar function, for example.) In other words, when shold be used a delta and when a differential? Thanks.

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# Delta vs differential

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