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D[...] change in 5.1

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  • Subject: [mg58686] D[...] change in 5.1
  • From: Alexei Akolzin <akolzine at>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 02:49:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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In previous version two lines below seemed to work as intended:

n /: D[n[i_], x[j_], NonConstants -> {n,r}] := (1/r)( d[i,j] - n[i] n[j] );
D[ 1 + n[k], x[l] ]

Out: (-n[k] n[l] + d[k,l]) \ r

But now in ver 5.1 I get something like:
Out: D[n, x[l], NonConstants -> {J, r, n}] (1)

The funny part is that D[ n[k], x[l] ] is recognized and substituted by the
expression associated with definition of n.

I wonder whether there is a possibility to get Mathematica 5.1 recognize
n[k] as an indexed symbol n.

Alexei Akolzin.

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