Fw: Re: [Fwd: Re: Need help in interpreting symbol 225e (measured by)]

From: Asmus Freytag (w) (asmusf@ix.netcom.com)
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 12:55:56 CST

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    I solicited input on this question from a very knowledgeable source at the AMS, but as you can read, no final word on this.

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    >>On 10 Mar 2006, at 13:50, Asmus Freytag wrote:
    >> 225e
    >I personally have no idea why 225E has the name 'measured by'
    >or of a semantics behind it. It's one of a number of so-called
    >mathematical symbols that I have accepted as being already
    >so denominated by some earlier tradition I was not familiar
    >with; and 'm' does seem to be associated with measured'.
    >I'd be interested in use cases myself, as I can't think
    >of one now. A symbol once in the fount case will always find
    >a use I think, so I'd be more interested in earlier use case.
    >Philip Chastney's comment about an implicit metric strikes me
    >as likely an astute one, but is probably, as he seems to suggest
    >himself, just a clever reading or reconstruction from what's
    >before us.
    >All the best,
    > Patrick

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