Question: Can I disable maple's use of the ' function?(aka prime notation/derivative function)



Can I disable maple's use of the ' function? (aka prime/derivative function)


For example, if


f := x^2+1



it's derivative is obtained as


Diff(f(x), x) = diff(f(x), x)

Diff(x^2+1, x) = 2*x



We used the prime operator on the f to obtain f' on the right-hand-side.


The problem is, I use prime notation as a naming convention like in defining an integral equation such as:

"psi(t)=∫G(t,t')*psi(t') ⅆt' ."


This is common practice in many texts.


Is there a way that I can disable the operator function of ' so I can use it as a naming scheme? I have tried using the Alias( ) command which works on one evaluation but if an equation is passed to another function the Alias( ) command is extinguished by the previous evaluation and it takes the derivative again which is undesired.

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