The Greek alphabet is often used in mathematics. The Greek letters can be used as variables, or represent concepts or constants. The conventional use of some of the letters is given.
|Alpha||Α||α||See Alpha in MathWorld.|
|Beta||Β||β||See Beta in MathWorld.|
|Gamma||Γ||γ||Gamma is used to represent the gamma function, a generalization of factorial.|
|Delta||Δ||δ||Δ is used to represent the concept of change. 'Δx' (read delta-x) means the change in x|
|Epsilon||Ε||ε||ε is used to represent a very small positive quantity. See also Epsilon in Mathworld.|
|Theta||Θ||θ||θ is used as a variable to represent the measure of an angle.|
|Pi||Π||π||π is constant defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. Its value is approximately 3.14159.|
|Sigma||Σ||σ||Σ is an operator used to indicate repeated addition. See also Sigma on MathWorld.|
|Tau||Τ||τ||See Tau in Mathworld.|
|Chi||Χ||χ||See Chi in Mathworld.|
|Omega||Ω||ω||See Omega Constant in Mathworld.|
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