Differentiation notation

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Hi members,

see attached PdF file.

What's the difference between d/dx and d/d(x^2) I don't understand this notation??

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Hi members,

see attached PdF file.

What's the difference between d/dx and d/d(x^2) I don't understand this notation??

Thank You
As far as I can see, the notation ##\frac {\partial}{\partial a^2}## means the partial (of something) with respect to ##a^2##, where ##a^2## is being treated as its own variable.
 

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