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y = mx + c. Why m?Why is the letter m used to denote the gradient of a line? Why not g? #2 20051104 01:32:49
Re: y = mx + c. Why m?I think it's just convention. I don't know how that convention started though. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #3 20051104 08:26:59
Re: y = mx + c. Why m?Found this: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 