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Student[VectorCalculus]

 diff
 compute the derivative of a Vector-valued function Calling Sequence diff(f, v) Parameters

 f - Vector or algebraic expression v - name or name, name, ...; specify the variables of differentiation Description

 • The diff(f, v) calling sequence is an extension of the top-level diff that performs coordinate-wise differentiation on Vectors (including vector fields), in the coordinate systems of the Student[VectorCalculus] package.  If f is not a Vector, the arguments are passed to the top-level diff command. Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left({\mathrm{Student}}_{\mathrm{VectorCalculus}}\right):$
 > $\frac{ⅆ}{ⅆt}⟨t,{t}^{2},{t}^{3}⟩$ > $\frac{{\partial }^{2}}{\partial t\partial s}⟨\mathrm{cos}\left(st\right),\mathrm{sin}\left(st\right)⟩$ > $\mathrm{SetCoordinates}\left({\mathrm{spherical}}_{r,\mathrm{φ},\mathrm{θ}}\right)$
 ${{\mathrm{spherical}}}_{{r}{,}{\mathrm{\phi }}{,}{\mathrm{\theta }}}$ (1)
 > $F≔\mathrm{VectorField}\left(⟨ar,0,0⟩\right)$ > $\frac{\partial }{\partial \mathrm{φ}}F$ > $\frac{\partial }{\partial a}F$ 