Question: Why does Maple's adjoint function not flip the sign of the derivative?

Hello,

I'm confused about Maple's adjoint function (in the DEtools package). When I take the adjoint of the derivative operator:

DEtools:-adjoint(Dx, [Dx, x])

 

I get back simply "Dx". However, doing the calculation by hand and integrating by parts seems to indicate that this should return the negative of Dx. The inner product I'm using is int(f(x)*conjugate(g(x)), x=0..1). Is Maple perhaps using a different inner product? Or is this a generalization that I'm unaware of? Or is it perhaps just a bug?

 

Thanks!

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