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Re: "Leibnitz" from for partial differentiation?

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  • Subject: [mg61212] Re: [mg61188] "Leibnitz" from for partial differentiation?
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 01:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
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On 12 Oct 2005, at 14:42, Steven T. Hatton wrote:

> Much of the literature I'm looking at uses partial derivative notation
> expressed by FractionBox["\[PartialD]", RowBox[{"\[PartialD]", "x"}]].
> Likewise for the total derivative. d/dt.  IIRC, there is a Mathematica
> notational form which displays and perhaps accepts this form of  
> derivative
> notaton.  ?*Form gave me several hits, but none that I've tried so  
> far seem
> to be working.  Does anybody know which notational form to use for  
> this?
> Is it in a package?
> -- 
> "Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe. ... But  
> the book
> cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the  
> language...
> in which it is written. It is written in the language of  
> mathematics, ...;
> without which wanders about in a dark labyrinth."   The Lion of Gaul

I am not ture if I understand you correctly, but if you just enter

D[f[x],x]  or Dt[f[x],x] and then (without evaluating !) use  
ConvertToTraditionalForm from the Cell menu you will get what you  
seem to be asking for.

However, I do not know of any way to convert the result of evaluating  
D[f[x],x] or Dt[f[x],x] (both are just f'(x)) to this form; in fact I  
do not think it is possible without some convoluted FrontEnd  

Andrzej Kozlowski

Andrzej Kozlowski
Tokyo, Japan

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