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#1 2006-11-13 19:03:25

Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

English to math

Or etom for the computer scientists...

It came up on another forum that I also moderate, what words are there which are used in math which are a natural part of the English language?  So far the list is:

Name : Description

amicable : Relationship between divisors of two numbers
regular : Type of curve
smooth : Synonym of regular
normal : type of relationship between two groups
special : Integers an be expressed by a sum of 2 or more consecutive numbers
ideal : Type of ring
irrational : number
imaginary : number
square : number
cube : number
real : number
rational : number
natural : number
complex : number
associative : a(b*c) = (a*b)*c
commutes : a*b = b*a
faithful : Type of group relation
center : Type of subgroup
identity : a * i = i * a = a, where i is the identity
image : Range of a function
domain: domain of a function

Can you add to this list?

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."


#2 2006-11-13 21:27:00

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,696

Re: English to math


Let me see ... acute, adjacent, apex, argument, arm, average ... (Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary - Letter A smile)

Maybe we could make sentences?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


#3 2019-12-04 15:39:45

Monox D. I-Fly
From: Indonesia
Registered: 2015-12-02
Posts: 2,000

Re: English to math

Ricky wrote:

It came up on another forum that I also moderate,

Wow, nice forum you have there, bud! And it's still active, too! Gonna register that.

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#4 2019-12-04 16:34:43

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 31,709

Re: English to math

I liked this one:

Don’t know where to start,
Like an unreasonable math
At ease, for me,
Alert, for you
I do the pasting
You do the copying

The day I discovered,
That my inks are copied
I felt like crying!
Wait a minute, I said
My ink should be crying, not ‘el!

I gave my ink the crying to do
He’s been crying like he’s damned to do.
…he’s still crying,
Are you still copying?

Thanks to all the cats
To a height I’ve solved the “math”
At the top I said copy,
But now, I say happy VIEWING!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


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