The question is:
If I write a paper where I am the sole author, and the only person I have discussed the research with before publication is my non-physicist partner, is it appropriate to acknowledge my partner in the same way I would normally acknowledge a colleague? I.e. I thank name for useful discussions. Or similar.
On a related note, if the answer is no to the above question, does it look bad if I have no acknowledgements at all?
It's not a question about actual physics, though it is relevant to physicists. I've asked a few people 'offline' and no-one is sure.
Perhaps I should clarify: If I discuss the physics with a non-physicist, is it OK to acknowledge them? (I don't mean acknowledge them for support or anything like that).