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B Question about subscript

  1. Apr 6, 2016 #1
    When my instructor lists off symbols with super and subscript, he pronounces it in a way I've never heard before. For example, M with a subscript of "a" sounds like he is saying "ace of M" and C with a subscript of M sounds like " emps of C". Is this common? If so, where is the rule for enunciation?
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  3. Apr 6, 2016 #2
    Are you sure you don't have the letters backwards? It seems to me he would probably be saying "a sub M" and "M sub C."
  4. Apr 7, 2016 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Maybe he's dyslexic.:oldbiggrin:

    Many would say Ma as "M sub a" and CM as "C sub M". If he's saying "a sub M" it would be aM and similar for the other one.
  5. Apr 7, 2016 #4
    Thank you all so much!
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