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If the Lagrangian is r.A ie. the scalar product of vectors r and A what is ∂L/∂r ? My notes say it is A but how ?

My notes also say that ∂L/∂r is the same as ∇L. Is this correct ? or is it sloppy notation ? or is it because the vector is treated as a generalised coordinate which acts as a scalar ?

Thanks