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September 5th, 2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

Can we have a Maths Symbols Dictionary or Maths Symbols Quick Reference Guide
similar to Oxford or Cambridge Dictionary available for English Thesaurus ?

The Maths Symbols Dictionary can have different Sections viz


1. Mathematical Constants

Example :

Pi with symbol -> its function

etc

2. Mathematical Operators

Examples :

+, - , *, / , % , >, >=, <, <=, = , ==, !=

etc

3.Mathematical Symbols specific to Maths Applications

Examples

Union Operator -> Sets
Intersection Operator -> Sets
Set Symbol -> { }
Matrix -> [ ]
Determinant -> | |
Scalar -> . (Dot)
Vector -> * cross

etc

Do you feel after proper compiling, the Quick Reference Guide/Dictionary can be published
in the Market and also available as a e-book on the Internet ?

This could be a useful quick reference guide. isn't it ?

Awaiting your inputs, views and suggestions,

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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

Possibly marketable. I think its appeal would be limited by the existence of alternate resources:
http://math.stackexchange.com/
http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ma ... al_symbols
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/sy ... rehensive/
http://mathoverflow.net/
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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

Thank you.

But what about having a printed hard copy of the same (i.e Publishing in Publishing Houses) as mentioned above with enhancements similar to Oxford or Cambridge Dictionary for English Thesaurus ?

There will/could be dedicated web site to Oxford or Cambridge Dictionary, Ms Word a word processor application part of MS Office suite has a Thesaurus Feature.

Authors of the Maths Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide will be Mathematician Professors.

What i mean is Electronic media (Wikipedia, Google, Mathematica) and Printed Hard Copies (Books, Journals, Magazines) are two different media.

It could be a very useful reference Guide for all levels i.e Beginners , Intermediate , Experts in Mathematics.

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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

Thank you.

We can also add the following at the end of the Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide.

1. Bibliography - References to Electronic media Web Links for the symbols, constants, operators.

2. Appendix - Definitions of Mathematics Subjects.

The Definitions would be short one or two line answers.
For example : Probability, Surd, Matrix, Scalar, Vector, Logarithms, Sets, Limits, Index, Factorial, Statistics etc

Finally we have to quote a price in US$, GBP, Euros etc currencies before publishing in the market.

I Feel the Maths Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide will be appreciated by the Public similar to
Oxford or Cambridge Dictionary for English Thesaurus.

A Survey or Poll can also help in this Regard.

Awaiting your views, inputs and suggestions,

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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

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I Feel the Maths Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide will be appreciated by the Public similar to
Oxford or Cambridge Dictionary for English Thesaurus.
I expect you're off by 5-6 orders of magnitude, but in any case good luck!
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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

Thank you.

I have forwarded my inputs to Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Service Dept for Publication.

A Survey or Poll can also be useful in this regard.

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Re: Mathematics Symbols Dictionary or Quick Reference Guide

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Quick reference guide for Mathematics.

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