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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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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..."

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Cool!

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

Maybe we could make sentences?

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

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