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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:54 AM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:51 AM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:52 PM
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Original post by Steadtler
The ^ symbol represent the logical conjunction, or more simply the logical "and".
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:03 PM
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Guys, I am not proud of you today! the ^ symbol has nothing to do with the exponential in mathematics.
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The ^ symbol represent the logicalconjunctionexclusive disjunction, or more simply the logical"and""xor".
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:05 PM
Quote:Actually ^ does have to do with exponents and math.
Original post by Steadtler
Guys, I am not proud of you today! the ^ symbol has nothing to do with the exponential in mathematics... But "^" does NOT represent the exponential in mathematical language.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:09 PM
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Original post by Kimani
For instance, when you're first taught exponents in school, they wont use the superscript method - they'll use ^. Kind of like how they use the x for multiplication until you start using a dot. ^ is a very valid and widely accepted means to denote exponent.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:25 PM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:31 PM
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Original post by Kimani
Actually ^ does have to do with exponents and math.
For instance, when you're first taught exponents in school, they wont use the superscript method - they'll use ^. Kind of like how they use the x for multiplication until you start using a dot. ^ is a very valid and widely accepted means to denote exponent.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:45 PM
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Those are all programming syntax taken from different languages. Think as you wish, but if you were to write a science paper, and used ^ for anything else than logical conjunction in an equation, I would expect any serious publication to reject it.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:48 PM
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A friend of mine was told there was no such thing as negative numbers.
School rocks!
Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:34 PM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:46 PM
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Original post by Sneftel
If you were to write a science paper, and used ^ for exponentiation, I would expect any serious publication to consider it a typo. If you were to write a science paper, and used ^ for conjunction, I would expect any serious publication to consider it a typo.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:53 PM
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Original post by Steadtler
I did publish several science papers, but I never needed to use the conjunction symbol in my equations (I think), so I admit I dont know first hand. Why would they consider it a typo when it is the only correct mathematical symbol for conjunction? Im curious to what you use for conjunction if not it.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:26 PM
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Original post by Steadtler
I did publish several science papers, but I never needed to use the conjunction symbol in my equations (I think), so I admit I dont know first hand. Why would they consider it a typo when it is the only correct mathematical symbol for conjunction? Im curious to what you use for conjunction if not it.
It's pissing me off because I can't seem to post the symbol here. Look here, and search the page for "∧" (without the quotes). It looks like the caret, but it's larger, lower, and more acute.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:08 PM
Quote:Yeh, now I see it on one of my computers but not the other.
Original post by Steadtler
I see the symbol here, maybe its your language set.
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Anyway, the *only* similar math symbol to both those characters is still the conjunction symbol.
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