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Maths Question

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Dave Cooper
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Maths Question

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Well sort of - to the right of the posting box, just above the "Smilies", we have some other function tabs....one of them is for the Greek letters as used in Maths, Physics etc and I wanted to use the lower case "Chi".

Well, upper case is just an ordinary "X" and, lower case is just an ordinary "x". Disappointing - oh well, I'll just have to use plain old English instead !
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MaxSouthOz
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I'm a bit confused, Dave.

Where is the rest of this thread? :?

Cheers
Max

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Peter Balcombe
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Dave is this what you mean?
Seems to work for me.
Max, see new block which comes up to right of post reply space.
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MaxSouthOz
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Aha! That's very nifty. 8-)

Dave Cooper
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Post by Dave Cooper »

The rest of the table looks ok, but not lower-case "Chi"...(the one I wanted to use).

If you Google the Greek letter "Chi" you'll see the correctly drawn character. What does it matter you may say ?

Well, in Maths /Physics 'our' letter "x" represents an unknown quantity. Chi, however, means something completely different. For example, as used in a "Chi-Squared" distribution.

Goodness knows what they do in Welsh schools - they don't even have an "x" in their alphabet !
Dave

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Peter Balcombe
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Dave,
I see what you mean.
The characters come up as ‘x’ as in the table rather than with squiggly tails.
Thus the table hasn’t been populated correctly.
Peter

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Barry_Cole
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Have the aliens landed?????

BC

Dave Cooper
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Barry - worrying isn't it ? They may even start tinkering with our own allffabbett next !! (oops, nearly slipped into a bit of Welsh there...)

Anyway, it's all Greek to me.
Dave

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