Posts tagged ‘Math notation’

What’s the correct graph of sec(arccos(x))?

What is the graph of y = sec(arccos(x))?
Here we solve another graph mystery - what is the correct domain for y = sec(arccos(x))? And why do different software packages show similar, but different graphs?

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Geometric shapes in ancient rock art paintings

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Ancient rock art may give clues to the origin of written symbols, including early math notation.

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The signs used in arithmetic

math symbolsWhere do our math symbols come from? Here's a short background on the common ones.

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MathJax - render math on the Web on all browsers

Render math with MathJaxHere's another method for getting math onto a Web page - MathJax.

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The equal sign - more trouble than it’s worth?

equalsThe equals sign causes a lot of grief. Should we replace it with more meaningful symbols?

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Summation notation

summation questionYousuf has trouble understanding a question involving summation notation. After some effort, he gets there!

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Athens

AthensGreece had a large influence on Western thought and methods of governance. Here's some recollections from my recent visit to Athens.

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Greek graffiti

Pi - rock graffitiGraffiti in Greece looks very mathematical - even rather nerdy in places.

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Math? It’s all Greek to me

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We see Greek letters all the time in mathematics. Ever wondered why? This article gives you an overview of all the Greek used in mathematics.

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Towards more meaningful math notation

Mathematics is often confusing because of the way it is written. Here's some suggestions for cases that do not follow normal algebra rules.

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