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Do the derivatives del and d/dt commute?

  1. Mar 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Do the derivatives del and d/dt commute?

    Or in other words, is it true that: del(d/dt)X = (d/dt)del_X

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    nm, I think I know how to show it now..
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
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  3. Mar 4, 2012 #2


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    Re: Derivatives

    After 132 posts, you should know the drill by now.

    What have you tried?

    Where are you stuck ?
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