Mathematical Notation

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addition +
subtraction -
multiplication *
division /
exponentiation **
dot product .
cross product ><
factorial !
union U
list separator ,


Name Symbol
Parentheses ( or )
Brackets [ or ]
Braces { or }
  • NOTE: You can use any of them, but they must be used in pairs!


Constant Numeric Preview
pi 3.14159…
e 2.71828…

Trigonometric Functions

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sine sin()
cosine cos()
tangent tan()
cosecant csc()
secant sec()
cotangent cot()

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

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arcsine asin(), arcsin()
arccosine acos(), arccos()
arctangent atan(), arctan()
arccosecant acsc(), arccsc()
arcsecant asec(), arcsec()
arccotangent acot(), arccot()

Numeric Functions

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Logarithm (base e) log( )
Logarithm (base 10) log10( ), logten( )
Natural Logarithm ln( )
Square Root sqrt( )
Absolute Value abs( )
Sign Function sgn( )
Floor Funtion int( )

Vector Functions

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Norm norm( )
Unit unit( )

Complex Functions

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Argument arg( )
Modulus mod( )
Real Part Re( )
Imaginary Part Im( )
Conjugate conj( )
mathematical_notation.txt · Last modified: 2010/01/05 16:25 by rthomas
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