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  1. #1 Is it possible to take derivatives of single points? 
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    Can differential equations that describe the curvature of spacetime be derivatives of single points?


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    You might want to clarify your question a bit because as stated it doesn't make much sense. There's this thing called continuity...


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    I'm simply paraphrasing a popular science book claim. I did not think you could take a derivative a single data point.
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    It could be talking about finding the tangent plane at that particular point, which isn't necessarily a derivative, but closely related. That's just my guess. I'm not familiar with the physics so I'm not sure.
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    I don't think without thermo dynamics.
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