notation

notation

[noh-tey-shuhn]
notation: see arithmetic and musical notation.

The term notation can refer to:

Chemistry

Dance

Written communication

  • Symbol, something that stands for, or suggests, something else

Mathematics

Physics

  • Bra-ket notation or Dirac Notation is another representation of probability in quantum mechanics
  • Tensor notation is a general way to represent a gravitational field in general relativity

Typographical conventions

  • Infix notation, the common arithmetic and logical formula notation, such as a+b-c
  • Polish notation or "prefix notation", which places the operator before the operands (arguments), such as + a b
  • Reverse Polish notation or "postfix notation", which places the operator after the operands, such as a b +
  • Numeral systems, notation for writing numbers, including
    • Scientific notation for expressing large and small numbers
    • Sign-value notation, using signs or symbols to represent numbers
    • Positional notation also known as place-value notation, in which each position is related to the next by a multiplier which is called the base of that numeral system
      • Binary notation, a positional notation in base two
      • Octal notation, a positional notation in base eight, used in some computers
      • Decimal notation, a positional notation in base ten
      • Hexadecimal notation, a positional notation in base sixteen, commonly used in computers
      • Sexagesimal notation, an ancient numeral system in base sixty
  • See also Table of mathematical symbols - for general tokens and their definitions

Other systems

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