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    Significance of notions when writting derivatives

    I've noticed that there are a few ways to notate that a varible is a derivative using tick marks, or a "d": Y', Y'', dy, triangles etc.

    Is there a reason for this, or is it just personal preference?
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    Re: Significance of notions when writting derivatives

    Quote Originally Posted by diffyQ View Post
    I've noticed that there are a few ways to notate that a varible is a derivative using tick marks, or a "d": Y', Y'', dy, triangles etc.

    Is there a reason for this, or is it just personal preference?


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    Re: Significance of notions when writting derivatives

    By the way, those are "notations", not "notions". Notions are what you have or what you buy in a "notions" store!
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