Symbol  Format  Data 

'  Code Point 
U+0027 
TeX 
` 

SVG 
The '
(apostrophe) symbol has various uses in mathematics. One of its most common uses is to denote the derivative of a function in calculus. For example:
Here, represents the derivative of the function with respect to . That being said, this site’s preferred derivative notation is shown here.
In set theory, the apostrophe is used to denote the complement of a set. For instance:
Here, refers to the complement of the set A.
The " (double quote) symbol is used in computing to represent the start and end of a string of characters.
The backtick, `, is a punctuation mark used mainly in computing and programming.
The prime symbol is used to denote the derivative of a function.
The first derivative of a function is denoted by an apostrophe after the function name. Alternatively, the partial symbol can be used to represent the derivative with respect to a variable.