How is [tex]\frac{\partial}{\partial t}[/tex] a vector?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The original context of my question is located in post #5 of my most recent and very short-lived thread, “covariant vs. contravariant time component…”, located here

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=261473

and it had to do with Schwarzschild coordinates and the energy of a particle.

I understand that if one takes the partial derivative of every component of a vector, the result is a new vector. But when the original vector isn’t specified, what does it mean?

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# Partial derivative as a vector

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