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#1 20060802 03:03:40
Glossary of Mathematical Terms and SymbolsHow about a glossary that explains mathematical terms and symbols so we can follow discussions that may involve Maths topics that we may not have had yet. I've found that just because I haven't taken a class in a topic does not mean it is beyond my comprehension. Yet, if I don't understand the terminology used in a particular thread, it is nearly impossible to follow. You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #2 20060802 06:05:47
Re: Glossary of Mathematical Terms and SymbolsMight I add something to your suggestion? In my opinion it would be very useful to also translate the expressions into different languages. It's not rare that I can't understand something because there's a word I don't understand(at this point I'll ofc go use a dictionary, but if there was one on the site, it would be much easier). I'm not talking about normal english words, I mean 'math words' addition, subtraction, exponent, root, infinite  and the list goes on #3 20060802 09:17:13
Re: Glossary of Mathematical Terms and SymbolsPerhaps a mathematical encyclopedia? Members could submit entries. I'd be interested in helping. #4 20060802 09:36:26
Re: Glossary of Mathematical Terms and SymbolsA really good idea  but how? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20060803 00:23:10
Re: Glossary of Mathematical Terms and SymbolsZhylliolom  Whatever language the members wanted.. Even tho' there aren't many danish people visiting, I'd be happy to do that part. The format of which this should be published  I have no idea. I was going to suggest a wiki, but that doesnt seem like a good idea according to mif?
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