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Title Math never seen
Title of Series The 31st Annual Meeting of the TeX Users Group (TUG 2010)
Part Number 05
Number of Parts 35
Author Küster, Johannes
License CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 2.0 UK: England & Wales:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.5446/30862
Publisher River Valley TV
Release Date 2012
Language English
Production Place San Francisco, California, USA

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Abstract Why have certain symbols and notations gained general acceptance, while others fell into oblivion? And why did mathematicians happily adopt TeX as a standard, while they hardly ever used MF (or other tools) to develop new notations? In this presentation I will give quality criteria for mathematical symbols. I will show many unknown, little-known or little-used notations, some of which deserve to be much more widely used. Also I will show new symbols and ideas for new notations, especially for some well known notions which lack a good notation (e.g., gcd and lcm, Stirling numbers, and more).

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