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Coping with Symbols

  • Peter Kahn
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Study Guides book series (PASTSK)

Abstract

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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Mathematical Object Mathematical Idea Cartesian Grid Actual Meaning Precise Meaning 
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© Peter Kahn 2001

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