Saturday, July 09, 2005

Who Invented That Symbol?

Jeff Miller maintains a list of the earliest known uses of various mathematical symbols here. He also has a list of the earliest known uses of various mathematical words. Sometimes you can forget that symbols like < and !, when used as mathematical notation, haven't been around for eternity but were in fact invented.

1 comment:

Nelson said...

http://jeff560.tripod.com/mathsym.html

is the link as of November 2008

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