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Re: OT: Math symbols conventions

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 2, 2002, 4:22
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Jan van Steenbergen wrote: > >> >> --- Gustavo Eulalio wrote: >> >> > Anyone knows where I can find about math conventions? I'm >> specially >> > interested in the trigonometrical symbols (like cos, sin, ...). >> > I'm asking because most programs I've been using will print >> 'sin' >> > for Sine. But we use 'sen' or 'Sen' for that (from Seno) in >> Portuguese. >> > I was wondering whether there's some international convention defining >> > if it's 'sin', or 'sen', or whatever. >> > I've also seen variants for Tangent: tan, tg, Tg >> >> This is how I learnt it: >> sin (sinus) >> cos (cosinus) >> tan (tangens) >> cot (cotangens) >> sec (secans) >> cosec (cosecans) > > > I learnt the same, except "csc" for cosecans. That's what my math > programme > on the comp uses, too.
I learnt cosec... Which helps in associating them to sin (sine), cos (cosine) and tan (tangent); the third letter of coT, seC and coSec is the first letter of the other thingy they're related to. Tristan