Coping with Symbols
Symbols abound in mathematics. You only have to pick up a textbook to see that this is so, from the most basic of symbols — such as 1, 2 and 3 — to symbols such as ∫ for an integral and lim n→∞ an for a limit. Applications of mathematics also rely on symbols, with letters such as E, m and c used to represent aspects of the real world in Einstein’s equation:
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