Question: what dose the results mean for a derivative of a functional ?


I have a question about a calculation of a differential of a functional.

I think dW(Y(t), t)/dt equals W  +W'Y .

There is some problem when I try to calculate it in Maple as below:

diff(w(y(t), t), t);
                          / d      \                   
         D[1](w)(y(t), t) |--- y(t)| + D[2](w)(y(t), t)
                          \ dt     /                   
I don't know it right or wrong; and  what does the D[1],D[1] mean?

I hope i can get your help!



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