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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Limits are weird. Alas, now no one can change the notation from:

lim f(x) = b to lim f(x) = ->b

x->a x->a

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why would anyone want to change it. If we included the arrow, then the limit operator would be redundant...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Math notation is still evolving. There are many bits of notation that have not been standardized.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Although I highly doubt anyobne would give heed to my suggestion.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You should first give good arguments on why you think your notation is better and then publish it somewhere and somehow...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Usually someone writes a paper on something else and includes his idea/notation. Others see and go crazy over it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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True, but I remember a document by Knuth about the use of Iverson brackets.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Iverson brackets. I haven't heard that phrase in over a millennium.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I like those, for some reason. They remind me a little of the "if" statement in programming languages and is very useful.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The trouble is it conflicts with the sometimes usage of the integer function [ ].

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, the differ by the argument and you can also use the floor function notation to represent the integer function.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. But didn't the integer function come first? I do not see what right that upstart Iverson operator has to steal some other operators symbol?

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**kapila****Member**- Registered: 2013-12-25
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∫sin2x/(x+sinx)(2+sinx) dx please help me to find answer fo above problem

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Is this the problem?

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