Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD
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- Subject: [mg87939] Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD
- From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 03:22:39 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: University of Bergen
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fizzy wrote: > After applying Jens correction, I was hoping to be able to use the > DifferentialD with x, etc. and then use the 'dx' , where 'd' here is > DifferentialD (just dont know how to add it here in the email), so it > would be a Symbol....but this didnt work....I realize I can use the > straight forward dx , etc. symbol but I want to highlight the > Differential....any way to 'fix' this?....when I type in DifferentialD > , from the Palette, and then add x to it and perform //Head on it , it > just returns DifferentialD > > thank you....jerry blimbaum > \[DifferentialD]x cannot be used as a symbol because \[DifferentialD] is treated as an operator. A symbol name must start with a letter. But why do you want to use \[DifferentialD]x as a symbol anyway? I cannot imagine any reasonable application for this. If you explained your motivation for wanting to have a symbol with this name, perhaps we could say something more useful ...