I've been reading about algebraic geometry lately. I see that a lot of authors use ##V^\vee## to denote the dual space of a vector space ##V##. Is there any particular reason for this?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The only reason I could think of is that this notation leaves us free to use ##R^*## to denote the units of ##R##. However, this still doesn't make sense of the reasoning behind the notation.

Thank you!

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# Notation for the Dual of a Vector Space

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