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Unknown maths symbol

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Oct22-10, 11:18 AM
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I was hoping someone could identify a symbol for me.
It looks like the Hebrew letter 'peh', but rotated 'around the y-axis' (I don't know how else to describe its rotation!); or perhaps like a 'fancy' G.
Does anyone know what the symbol could be?
Many thanks.
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Oct22-10, 11:37 AM
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[tex]\Phi[/tex], perhaps?

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Oct22-10, 01:10 PM
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Unknown maths symbol

My Hebrew isn't very good, I'm not even circumcised.
So perhaps CRGreathouse's suggestion is closer to the mark than mine.
Anyway, this should be an image of "peh":
Oct22-10, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for all the responses.
I'm familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, and I know that 'Aleph' is used in mathematics. I am also somewhat familiar with the Grrek alphabet, and I'm sure it wasn't a Greek letter. It looked like 'Peh', and so that's why I made a guess that it might be that letter. Since it doesn't seem to be used in mathematics, I think CRGreathouse's sugegstion might be it. What is that notation for?
Oct25-10, 01:59 PM
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Thought I'd bump this thread in case someone missed an opportunity to reply. Anyone know the symbol?
I think it is something to do with a lie group, as I found through wiki. Does it denote anyhting else?
Oct25-10, 02:16 PM
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Give a link so we can see what you are talking about. Otherwise you are asking us for the mind-reading symbol.
Oct25-10, 02:53 PM
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x   x  x   x      x   x      x x    x   x x      x x     x   x
x   x  xxxx       x   xxx     x     x   x xxx     x      x   x
x   x  x x        x   x      x x    x   x x       x      x   x
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Oct25-10, 07:47 PM
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Dave, that post was amusing.
I have already identified that the symbol I am talking about is the symbol CRGreathouse posted.
Oct25-10, 09:18 PM
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Quote Quote by CRGreathouse View Post
This one? That's a German "Fraktur" letter, basically a "G".
Feb10-11, 08:36 PM
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Is it פ?

Can you give it in context?

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