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Understanding Notation?

  1. Oct 18, 2015 #1
    I've been looking around a few places to try to understand some notation. I'm not sure exactly what to call it(set notation?) but basically things like g: [a, b] → R and stuff like that. I think it means something like g is defined on [a,b] in the real numbers, but is there a resource I can use to learn this type of notation?
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  3. Oct 18, 2015 #2
    Hi RM:

    I think your interpretation of the example is correct. However, the → might mean into rather than onto.

    Unfortunately, notations have changed since I learned them, and I can't suggest any references.

    Good luck.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
  4. Oct 18, 2015 #3
    Thanks. I ended up finding the information in an intro to real analysis, which looks like it has everything I need.
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