Hi, this may seem like a silly question but here goes :(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is there any difference between writing [tex]\partial x[/tex] and [tex]d x[/tex] when referring to partial derivatives? I've always used the simple [tex]d x[/tex] for both because I don't like drawing the curvy d. To me, [tex]\partial N / d x[/tex] and [tex]d N / d x[/tex] are the same really.

However, if in an exam I was asked to state a theorem (say Green's theorem), should I use the partial derivative symbol when writing the equation?

How about when I actually use the theorem?]

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# Derivative notation

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