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I know this question may seem a little trivial, but is there any real difference between

[itex]\left (\partial_{\mu} \phi \right)^{\dagger}[/itex] and [itex]\partial_{\mu} \phi^{\dagger}[/itex]

and if so, could someone provide an explanation?

Many thanks.

(Sorry if this isn't quite in the right section, this is my first ever post).

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# Question on derivatives of Hermitian conjugate scalar fields

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