## Writing Del in Terms of Spherical Coordinates

Objective The objective of this post is to investigate the validity of (6) in Reference 2. In this reference, (6) is del is written in terms of spherical coordinates and spherical unit vectors. Partial…

What is Del? In math, the symbol $\vec{\nabla}$ is called “del.” This symbol is defined in terms of Cartesian coordinates. $\vec{\nabla} := \vec{e}_x\frac{\partial}{\partial x} + \vec{e}_y\frac{\partial}{\partial y} + \vec{e}_z\frac{\partial}{\partial z}$ The right side…