What does the notation [tex]\partial[/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); _{[tex]\beta[/tex]}D^{[tex]\alpha[/tex]}

mean? I came across it in General Relativity, so I think it's the set of all partial derivatives of the vector function, i.e.

[tex]\partial[/tex]_{0}D^{1}, [tex]\partial[/tex]_{0}D^{[tex]2[/tex]}

and so on... but I'm not entirely sure.

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# Partial Derivative notation

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