Greek Alphabet

Greek Alphabet 

This PDF file lists all of the letters in the Greek alphabet, upper-case and lower-case, with their names and pronunciations. The lower-case letters are used more often than the upper-case letters, but the latter are used often enough. The lower-case letters are most often used for variables, such as angles and complex numbers, and for functions and formulas, while the upper-case letters more commonly stand for sets and spaces, and sometimes for repeated arithmetic operations such as adding and multiplying (see Sigma and Pi). In any particular textbook or paper, the way in which these symbols should be interpreted should generally be clear from the context and definitions. The pronunciations provided are not necessarily the “correct” ones, but reflect the most common pronunciations in use in English speaking countries*.

 

* Source: http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/articles/greek

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