Spiked Math: Lower case xi?


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Apr9-12, 05:50 PM
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Fun fact: My xi looks exactly the same as my right curly bracket } (and coincidentally, my left curly bracket too!).


BONUS: My first experience with xi: http://img.spikedmath.com/comics/498-xi2.png


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Hahahaha, so true!!
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I just love textbooks that use ##\xi, \eta, \zeta## for curvilinear coordinate systems

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Ah yes, the sperm symbol
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Ah yes, "fancy epsilon" who's capital counterpart looks nothing like it.
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Quote Quote by QuarkCharmer View Post
Ah yes, "fancy epsilon" who's capital counterpart looks nothing like it.
Well, that symbol does look like its capital counterpart.
Now I understand where the capital form came from!! :)
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Haha! Same here... [I mean same as the kid's xi ]
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Quote Quote by I like Serena View Post
Well, that symbol does look like its capital counterpart.
Now I understand where the capital form came from!! :)
Wow, no kidding:





They do have much in common. I always hear Xi referred to as fancy epsilon, but that does sort of make sense for the caps.


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