Math Notation

09102017, 11:03 PM
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Math Notation
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Since math notation is a recuring subtopic in numerous threads, I thought the following reference ... [attachment=5166] ... might be of some small significance. an excerpt from the front matter: Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Cajori, Florian, 18591930. A history of mathematical notations / by Florian Cajori. p. cm. Originally published: Chicago : Open Court Pub. Co., 19281929. "Two volumes bound as one." Includes indexes. Contents: v. 1. Notations in elementary mathematics  v. 2. Notations mainly in higher mathematics. ISBN 0486677664 (pbk.) 1. Mathematical notationHistory. 2. MathematicsHistory. 3. NumeralsHistory. 1. Title. QA41.C32 1993 5101.148dc20 9329211 BEST! SlideRule 

09112017, 12:24 AM
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19281929...
I thought they still spelled out formulas in complete sentences in those days :) 

09112017, 01:18 AM
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(09112017 12:24 AM)AlexFekken Wrote: 19281929... Okay, so it's a HISTORY up til the mid 1900's ... might it still be apropo? If the date is problematic, try something more modern; [attachment=5167] or [attachment=5168] or [attachment=5169] as well as the older but relevant a History of Mathematical Notation vI or vII. BEST! SlideRule 

09112017, 06:55 AM
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(09102017 11:03 PM)SlideRule Wrote: ALL Dear All, for all those who are interested in the history of mathematics, both volumes bound as one can be downloaded as PDF free at this URL Best regards Karl 

09112017, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for sharing (sometimes I miss a button to say "thanks" instead of adding +1 to my postcount)
Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

09112017, 10:49 AM
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(09112017 01:18 AM)SlideRule Wrote: Okay, so it's a HISTORY up til the mid 1900's ... might it still be apropo? If the date is problematic, No, I would not call it problematic: probably makes the book all the more interesting, especially for people who think that mathematical notations and conventions are, or should be, set in stone. So thanks for sharing... 

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