# Questions tagged [notation]

For questions about mathematical notation, i.e. the symbols used to represent mathematical objects and operations.

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### Weighted random sampling notation [closed]

I'm a computer scientist, not a mathematician, so please excuse the lack of mathematical rigor. I'm currently writing a paper where I would like to express the following using equations: I have a ...
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### Terminology and notation for generated subgroups

I would like to think about formation of the smallest subgroup (or monoid, or whatever) $H$ of $G$ containing two given subgroups $A$ and $B$ as an operation on subgroups, and I wonder if there is a ...
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### Higher order Leibniz rule and ordered multiindex notation

Although I think this is probably known, I am making here a short exposition on the multiindex notations I am using to make this question self-contained. I note that there is at least two different ...
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### What does square bracket superscript star mean in basic group theory typically?

I'm reading some paper where they haven't really defined their notation very well (or I've missed something). You can see the image below. What does the square bracket and star mean precisely? The ...
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### Notation for H is isomorphic to a subgraph of G

Is there a notation for the statement $H$ is isomorphic to a subgraph of $G$? I was thinking of using $H<G$, but I'd like to use standard notation if possible.
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### Proof of Theorem 9.2 of the book Cubic Forms by Yu. I. Manin (end of page 37)

I warn that I first posted this question in Mathematics Stack Exchange but it got no attention at all. I think that it fits better there by its explanatory nature but maybe the book being reference is ...
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### Finitely-generated conjugation action on a subgroup that is not normal… what is that?

If $H \lhd G$, then $G$ acts on $H$ by conjugation. I need to talk about this action but in a situation where $H$ is not (necessarily) normal. When $H \leq G$, there is a "partial action" of ...
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### How to denote a partial derivative?

This question is related to Was Jacobi the first to notice the ambiguity in the partial derivatives notation? And did anyone object to his fix? and Suggestions for good notation . When there are two ...
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### Good notation for finite partial functions from $\omega$ to 2

I'm working in computability theory and need to use partial functions with finite domain from $\omega$ to 2 as approximations in my current paper. Normally this is simply done using $2^{< \omega}$ ...
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### Temporal generalization of graphs: density vs $n$ and $m$?

In short: we generalize graphs to the temporal case, but fail to fully preserve the usual relation between density, number of vertices, and number of edges; how to make better? Context. We propose a ...
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### Confusing notation for sets of unordered vs ordered pairs

Given two finite sets $X$ and $Y$, one may consider the ordered pairs $(x,y)$ with $x\in X$ and $y \in Y$. Then, $(x,y) \not= (y,x)$, and $(x,x)$ exists if $x\in X$ and $x\in Y$. One may also consider ...
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### What is the p-adic Plancherel measure?

What I know as the Plancherel measure for a group is a measure on the spectrum of $G$, aka the set of irreducible representations - at least for finite groups, this makes perfect sense. Now, this ...
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### Who introduced the heart ($\mathcal{C}^\heartsuit$) notation in the context of $t$-structures on triangulated categories?

In the context of $t$-structures ([Wikipedia], [nLab], [Notes I], [Notes II], [HA, Definition 1.2.1.11)], [BBD, Définition 1.3.1]), one often writes $\mathcal{C}^\heartsuit$ for the heart of a ...
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### Reference request: Dictionary of the Leibniz notation

Is there any published, somewhat comprehensive, list of (almost?) all the many ways in which the Leibniz notation ($dx,$ $P(dx),$ $d\mu(x),$ $du\wedge dv,$ etc., etc.) gets used in the various areas ...
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### Writing a set of all possible (symmetric) products condensely? [closed]

I have a set of elements $\{a_1, a_2, a_3...\}$ and $\{b_1, b_2, b_3...\}$ and I want to condensely formally write the set of all possible products of these elements, where the ordering does not ...
Is there a standard (or at least common) symbol in computability theory used to indicate that $x$ enters the c.e. set $W_e$ at stage $s$, i.e., $x \in W_{e,s} - W_{e,s-1}$ (at least for $s \neq 0$)? ...
I was suggested to use the slashed letter $\L$ (the European character Ł, which looks like the English letter L with a small bar crossing its vertical part) to denote the left half-plane. To avoid ...