This may seem like an odd question, but why are there two different ops for the normal and partial derivatives? i.e., [tex]\frac{d}{dx}[/tex] and [tex]\frac{\partial}{\partial x}[/tex]? I don't see a difference if only one is used, since we are always differentiating wrt a single variable anyway.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Differential Operator

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