# Need help figuring what this symbol means

1. Apr 12, 2012

### mhgl

It's a line through two half circles. Specifically:

Imagine about 40% of the bottom of a circle above about 40% of the top of a circle with a little space between them and then a vertical line starting above the circles and going through the middle of each circle and then finishing a little below the bottom circle. The end result looks a bit like a stick figure withour a head.

Any ideas?

2. Apr 12, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

Where are you getting this from? Please post the source.

3. Apr 12, 2012

### mhgl

It was a facebook post with no reference to it's origin. sorry

4. Apr 12, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

So, it's meaningless. Sorry. Just because someone posts nonsense doesn't mean it deserves any thought.

5. Apr 12, 2012

### mhgl

I suppose if I had the source I would not need help/ Thanks anyways ...

6. Apr 12, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

People post nonsense, don't spend time on it.

7. Apr 12, 2012

### micromass

Is it this symbol? http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/11/119.html [Broken]

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8. Apr 12, 2012

### I_am_learning

Makes me think its Φ.

9. Apr 12, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

That sounds like it.

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10. Apr 12, 2012

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
By Jupiter! I think you got it, micro !

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11. Apr 14, 2012

### mhgl

micromass and Evo - YES - you both got it. Thank you SO much!

12. Apr 14, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

No, Micro got it. (he's really smart)

13. Apr 14, 2012

### micromass

But evo is the google queen!!

14. Apr 15, 2012

### mathal

Also. The symbol represented orthogonality and ,apparently with 'Finale' diagonally, a minor seventh flat 5 - half diminished chord- (the 4 note chord (1-3-5-7) of the seventh note of a major scale). {in C B-D-F-A) .
Not that that has anything to do with physics- even though many physics professors are avid musicians. (Not to mention many physics (and other) devotees here.

mathal