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    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!
    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3a View Post
    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!
    Thanks in advance!
    S is the set of all terms, a_n , such that n \ge 1

    ... the actual symbol is just a vertical line about the same size as half the notation for absolute value.
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