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Re: Placeholders in matrix notation

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  • Subject: [mg29899] Re: Placeholders in matrix notation
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 02:08:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9j0hhl$fjn$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


perhaps because {D[#,x],0} is an operator ?
and it has nothing to do with an dot product but

Inner[#1[#2] &, {D[#, x] &, 0*# &}, {f[x], g[x]}]

will work.


"Douglas F." wrote:
> I want to use the partial differential operator in matrix algebra. The function
> it operates on would be in another matrix.
> Here, I am using "d" to represent the partial operator
> {esc}pd{esc}{ctrl-_}x{ctrl-space}
> [d   0] . Transpose[  f[x]|   g[x]  ]
> But Mathematica won't let me do the matrix multiplication. How do you do that?
> -D

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