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In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by every­one, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. --Paul Dirac

Mathematics in the English-speaking world is communicated using two languages:

Math in writing and in lectures involve both mathematical English and the symbolic language embedded in each other and referring back and forth to each other.


The languages of math are covered in three chapters, each with several parts. Some things are not covered; see Notes.



Math communication also uses pictures, graphs and diagrams, which are discussed briefly in the chapters Images and Metaphors and Images and Metaphors of Functions.

Abstractmath.org does not cover the history and etymology of mathematical notation.

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