Combinatorics of Partial Derivatives

  title={Combinatorics of Partial Derivatives},
  author={Michael Hardy},
  journal={Electr. J. Comb.},
The natural forms of the Leibniz rule for the kth derivative of a product and of Faà di Bruno’s formula for the kth derivative of a composition involve the differential operator ∂/∂x1 · · · ∂xk rather than dk/dxk, with no assumptions about whether the variables x1, . . . , xk are all distinct, or all identical, or partitioned into several distinguishable classes of indistinguishable variables. Coefficients appearing in forms of these identities in which some variables are indistinguishable are… CONTINUE READING
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