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I am trying to figure out how to take the gradient of a vector function in polar and spherical co-ordinates.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I am aware of how the gradient of a vector function in cartesian co-ords looks, simply the second order tensor

[tex]

(\boldsymol{\nabla}\mathbf F)_{ij} = \frac{\partial F_i(\boldsymbol x)}{\partial x_j}[/tex]

I am having trouble extending this idea to polar and spherical co-ords. The del operator is easy enough to derive in different co-ordinates but finding the second order tensor I am having difficulties.

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# Homework Help: Gradient of a Vector Function in Other Co-ordinate Systems

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