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Math never seen

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Math never seen
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05
Number of Parts
35
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CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 2.0 UK: England & Wales:
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2012
Language
English
Production Place
San Francisco, California, USA

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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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