What is the Math symbol for "corresponds with"

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I looked on the wiki math symbol page and couldnt find one, so Im thinking "corresponds" is wrong word. Is it supposed to be equals sign with hat on it?
for example, "energy directly corresponds to wavenumber"
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for example, "energy directly corresponds to wavenumber"

as in if one changes so does the other ?

that's probably proportional to .... eg .. energy : wavenumber
 
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as in if one changes so does the other ?

that's probably proportional to .... eg .. energy : wavenumber
The colon " : " is used to indicate a ratio.

The proportionality sign, " ∝ " is used to indicate that there is a direct, but unspecified, variation between two variables.

For example:

x ∝ y → y = k ⋅ x, where k is called a constant of proportionality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportionality_(mathematics)
 
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thanks for the correction

I'm not a mathematician :rolleyes:
 

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