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Help with notation.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations
    The question is related to Riemann Sums

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I can not understand the notation of the question.
    Can someone explain the question to me.
    Or solve the question, i will understand it myself.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 16, 2011 #2
    Which notation are you unfamiliar with? I'll just take a stab at it now and assume you haven't seen [itex]\lfloor x \rfloor [/itex] before; these brackets represent the "floor function" which rounds down to the nearest integer.

    For example
    [tex]\lfloor 1.2 \rfloor = 1 [/tex]
    [tex]\lfloor 0.999 \rfloor = 0 [/tex]
    [tex]\lfloor 4 \rfloor = 4 [/tex]
  4. Dec 16, 2011 #3
    Thanks a lot.
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