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  • one year ago

For increments in calculus which notation is prefered, lower or uppercase delta? Where does the different notations come from?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i.e \[\delta x\] or \[\Delta x\]

  2. sparrow2
    • one year ago
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    as i remember they come from leibniz and newton, i think the first one was used by newton and they are the same(do not have any value which you use)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The first one looks cooler though I might be biased, I guess the second one is easier to draw? XD

  4. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    The second one is the standard. I have never seen the first one. \(\delta\) is used in advanced calculus to mean a very small distance. There is a small difference here (no pun intended).

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    It might just be my teacher's choice :D

  6. anonymous
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    I personally prefer the first one in expressing perturbations

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