1. ## A silly question

A silly question

2. Originally Posted by curvature
A silly question
$\displaystyle \partial$... means partial derivative

we say that $\displaystyle \frac { \partial f}{ \partial x}$ is "the partial derivative of f with respect to x"

is that what you mean?

3. You say "partial derivative of .... to respect to ... "

Note: I am not really sure from where this symbol is taken from. It is not Greek, I can say that.

4. Originally Posted by Jhevon
$\displaystyle \partial$... means partial derivative

we say that $\displaystyle \frac { \partial f}{ \partial x}$ is "the partial derivative of f with respect to x"

is that what you mean?
Thanks, but how do you pronounce the letter $\displaystyle \partial$?

5. Originally Posted by curvature
Thanks, but how do you pronounce the letter $\displaystyle \partial$?
"partial"

6. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
"partial"
Can we say partial f over partial x for the notation?

7. Originally Posted by curvature
Can we say partial f over partial x for the notation?
no, we say "the partial of f with respect to x"

are you looking for a short phrase? for instance, for $\displaystyle \frac {dy}{dx}$ virtually no one says "the derivative of y with respect to x" most people just say "dy dx." is it something like this you are looking for?

8. Originally Posted by Jhevon
no, we say "the partial of f with respect to x"

are you looking for a short phrase? for instance, for $\displaystyle \frac {dy}{dx}$ virtually no one says "the derivative of y with respect to x" most people just say "dy dx." is it something like this you are looking for?
Thank you so much.

9. Originally Posted by curvature
Can we say partial f over partial x for the notation?
Another way of reading this is:

"partial of x over partial of y" or "partial d of x over partial d of y"

RonL

10. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
You say "partial derivative of .... to respect to ... "

Note: I am not really sure from where this symbol is taken from. It is not Greek, I can say that.
Hello,

have a look here: Partial derivative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

By the way: Your signature should be printed like this:

11. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
You say "partial derivative of .... to respect to ... "

Note: I am not really sure from where this symbol is taken from. It is not Greek, I can say that.

It is from the Cyrillic alphabet.

12. Originally Posted by earboth
By the way: Your signature should be printed like this:
You can make that print in LaTeX?

13. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
You can make that print in LaTeX?
Hi,

I'm going to try:

$\displaystyle \mathfrak{Diophantine~ equation@:~ A ~child ~can~ under]and, ~only ~a ~ma]er~ can ~solve.}$

Obviously no . So sorry!

You have to use a typographically correct font with 2 different characters of "s" depending where it is placed in the word. Additionally you have to use ligatures between "s" and "t", double "l" (that's a lower case of a capital L), "f" and "t" and in German there are a few characteristical combinations of letters: "sch" or "ch" or "ck"...etc.
In the font I use (it is obviously not the font $\displaystyle \mathfrak{Fraktura}$ of the MHF) you find those exceptional characters at places of brackets or the @-sign.