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Notation and syntax

Chris Sangwin

in Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199660353
eISBN:
9780191748257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660353.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

Mathematical notation has a long and interesting history. It also has a profound influence on the mind. For mathematical computer aided assessment (CAA) students must enter their answer into the ... More


Quantum mechanics

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews all the rules of quantum mechanics and their mathematical notation. It also considers quantum entanglement, a fundamental resource in quantum information. There are four basic ... More


Statistics and Scientific Method: An Introduction for Students and Researchers

Peter J. Diggle and Amanda G. Chetwynd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199543182
eISBN:
9780191774867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543182.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

An antidote to technique-oriented service courses, this book studiously avoids the recipe-book style and keeps algebraic details of specific statistical methods to the minimum extent necessary to ... More


Curious Beginnings

Joseph Mazur

in Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173375
eISBN:
9781400850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173375.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter traces the beginnings of mathematical notation. For tens of thousands of years, humans had been leaving signification marks in their surroundings, gouges on trees, footprints in hard ... More


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