What does mean, particularly the comma in the denominator? And do the brackets have any special meaning wrt the ?
Last edited by garymarkhov; March 16th 2010 at 01:28 PM.
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Originally Posted by garymarkhov What does mean, particularly the comma in the denominator? And do the brackets have any special meaning wrt the ? means the larger of the numbers a and b.
Originally Posted by Opalg means the larger of the numbers a and b. Thanks. And do you know if has any special meaning distinct from ?
Originally Posted by garymarkhov Thanks. And do you know if has any special meaning distinct from ? That would depend on the context. As far as I know, there is no standard meaning for superscripts in parentheses, as in .
Originally Posted by garymarkhov Thanks. And do you know if has any special meaning distinct from ? As a side note: in general convention, if you see where , it represents the nth derivative of x.
Originally Posted by mathemagister As a side note: in general convention, if you see where , it represents the nth derivative of x. Interesting, thanks.
It is also often used for sequences. That is would be the first term of some sequence .
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