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Origin of notations in physics.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 #1
    Does anyone know a resource (book, website, etc.) where the origin of notations in physics is described? For instance it is clear that F comes from force, but it is not clear why c is the speed of light. I would like to find out how did people come up with the existing notations for physical quantities. Thanks.
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  3. Sep 29, 2010 #2


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    Yeah. Then I could throw it at kids who complain that C should stand for Current!
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