Nabla Symbol (∇)

The nabla symbol is used to represent the gradient operator in calculus.

Symbol Format Data
Unicode
8711
TeX
\nabla
SVG

Usage

Gradient

The gradient operator returns a vector representing the change in a function at a point. The operator is similar to the derivative operator of calculus, the difference being that it operates on functions of higher dimension.

Related Symbols

capital delta

The capital greek letter Δ (Delta) is used in mathematics to represent the change in a variable.