# Math Notation Question

• March 28th 2010, 05:53 PM
s3a
Math Notation Question
In the following:
S = {a_n | n>=1} where _ means "subscript follows"

what does the large thing mean in english words?

For example (a completely random example); ∈ means "element of."

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
• March 28th 2010, 06:19 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by s3a
In the following:
S = {a_n | n>=1} where _ means "subscript follows"

what does the large thing mean in english words?

For example (a completely random example); ∈ means "element of."

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
$S$ is the set of all terms, $a_n$ , such that $n \ge 1$