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Physics Notation Help

  1. Feb 23, 2010 #1

    FeDeX_LaTeX

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    Hi, what does this notation mean?

    [tex]M_\odot[/tex]

    Does it mean mass?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2010 #2
    It is the symbol for the solar mass, which is around 2x10^30 kg.

    Ref:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_mass

    Torquil
     
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