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Translation of handwriting into readable form

  1. Jan 14, 2016 #1
    Please see attached pic. I have received a handwritten document from a physicist. I am not familiar with the equations, therefore the symbols are difficult to figure out. I have done some searches. I know the first symbol is the "time second derivative" and another symbol is the "time derivative" a lot of the others I have difficulty discerning. Thanks for any help.

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  3. Jan 14, 2016 #2
    That scan is too low resolution, but other than that, what exactly are you asking? Transcribe the whole thing in latex? I dont' think so. Anyway I see a lot of y's, phi's, and exp's.
  4. Jan 14, 2016 #3


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    Why would you settle for guesses when you can ask the person who sent you this?
  5. Jan 16, 2016 #4
    The person wrote it is deceased, Richard Feynman. With knowledge of the work, I assumed some would be familiar with the equations. Therefore making it simple to make them more readable.
  6. Jan 16, 2016 #5
    Why didn't you say so? Which part do you not understand?
  7. Jan 20, 2016 #6
    I don't know what character has the loop, I don't need LaTex, just the name or function

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  8. Jan 20, 2016 #7
    Lowercase phi.

    ##\varphi_n - \varphi_{n+1}##
  9. Jan 20, 2016 #8
    Thank you
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