It's not an X...it's a fish!
I'll say that next time.
I even called lamba (I think that's what it is) the "upside down y". I used to be horrible at writing greek letters so I'd start my problems with...
Let alpha = x and lamba = y, so et...
I actually lost marks one time!
I've never heard of anyone using upsilon, for example.
Don't ask me to recite the Greek alphabet in order, though. Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, ...er, epsilon, um :uhh:... (sneak a peek) zeta???
I just LOVE writing zeta and xi. The squiggles are fun.
I also had a great deal of fun listening to my p-chem prof saying d[tex]\xi [/tex]. I wish I was in Dixie, hurrah, hurrah.
I managed to get a masters in math without ever learning the Greek alphabet and to this day I don't know the names of all the letters. I just do pattern matching. Until your post, it never occured to me to think about how to pronounce this one. I can't even draw it, so I have created my own substitute shorthand version.Do you pronounce it ksee, then? I was taught to say "ksigh".