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Names of Functions: The Problems of Trying for Precision

by R. P. Boas (Northwestern University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
March, 1983

Subject classification(s): Differentiation | Single Variable Calculus | Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

Mathematics notation is discussed, focusing on the importance, inconsistencies, eccentricities and abbreviations.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Calculus Functions
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