I want to express in that something has applications in a related field.

Is applications to partial differential equations correct or is is necessary to change the preposition?

  • clarity needed! – Maulik V Jul 1 '15 at 10:31
  • Are you asking which of "applications to partial differential equations" and/or "applications in partial differential equations" is correct? If so, the answer is that both are used, and (at least in my ear) there isn't much difference between them. – Adam Jul 1 '15 at 17:34

You can use in.

This has applications in [the field/area of] partial differential equations.

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    I'm not very sure, but it sounds like the OP's trying to phrase it as Partial differential equations have applications in [some fields]. -- I agree with the preposition in, anyway. – Damkerng T. Jul 1 '15 at 11:10
  • Interesting. To me it seems most likely readable as *Is "applications to partial differentials" correct, or is it "applications for" or "applications to". – Jim Reynolds Jul 1 '15 at 13:32

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