June 2nd, 2011, 10:15 AM  #1 
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What does log^2(n) means? Is it (logn)^2 or loglogn ???? 
June 2nd, 2011, 10:34 AM  #2 
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June 4th, 2011, 12:38 AM  #3 
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(log n)².

June 4th, 2011, 01:25 AM  #4 
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It's ambiguous. http://math.stackexchange.com/questions ... itsresult "calling" a function twice in succession can be denoted f^2, yet so can the product of a function with itself. 
June 4th, 2011, 04:01 AM  #5 
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Also, I've seen the notation used to denote the nth derivative of f.

June 4th, 2011, 05:00 PM  #6 
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Trigonometry: sin^nu, cos^nu and tan^nu.


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