-1
$\begingroup$

When a differential operator acts on a constant does this equal 0 or just the constant? For example

$ F_x a $

Where Fx is the first order difference operator and a is constant

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

The concept of a Derivative means the limit of the ratio of the change in a function to the corresponding change in its independent variable as the latter change approaches zero.

A constant remains constant irrespective of any change to any variable in the function therefore, its derivative is $0$.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.