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Greek Alphabet and Science. Physics 2013 TCS. Background. Greek letters are not only fundamental to our writing system and language, but also to our scientific and mathematic communities as they are often used to symbolize certain concepts.

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background
Background
  • Greek letters are not only fundamental to our writing system and language, but also to our scientific and mathematic communities as they are often used to symbolize certain concepts.
  • As this will be extremely important to your year’s work, you should take excellent notes on everything important!
alpha
ΑαAlpha
  • Angular Acceleration (physics)
  • Thermal coefficient of expansion (chemistry)
  • Helium atom (chemistry and physics)
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ΒβBeta
  • Beta particles or electrons (chemistry and physics)
gamma
ΓγGamma
  • gamma radiation (physics and chemistry)
  • Surface energy in (materials science)
  • the Lorentz factor in theory of relativity (physics)
  • The heat capacity ratio Cp/Cv in thermodynamics (physics)
  • The activity coefficient in thermodynamics (physics)
  • And many more….
delta
ΔδDelta
  • Change (ALL science and math)
epsilon
ΕεEpsilon
  • Arbitrarily small positive quantity (math)
  • Limit Ordinal in set theory (math)
  • Ratio of extension (physics)
  • Electromagnetic field of a circuit (physics)
  • The brightest star in a constellation (astronomy)
  • And many more…
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ΖζZeta
  • Damping ratio of a spring (physics)
  • Effective nuclear charge (chemistry)
  • Heat flux through a plane (materials science)
  • Lag angle through a blade (engineering)
  • And many more…
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ΗηEta
  • Refractive index (physics)
  • 7th Brightest star in a constellation (astronomy)
  • Elasticity (economics)
  • DNA polymerase found in higher eukaryotic cells(biology)
  • And many more…
theta
ΘθTheta
  • Plane angle (math and physics)
  • Population mutation rate (biology)
  • Earth day (earth science)
  • Brain signal frequency (neurobiology)
  • And many more…
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ΙιIota
  • Used in APL and Go programming (Computer science)
  • Imaginary #s (math)
  • Unit vector (math and statistics)
kappa
ΚκKappa
  • Compressibility of a compound (Chemistry)
  • Opioid receptors (pharmacology)
  • Torsional constant (physics)
  • Diagnostic reliability (psychology)
  • And more…
lambda
ΛλLambda
  • Symbol for ‘Aphex Twin’ (Pop Music)
  • Wavelength (Physics)
  • Conductance of a electrolyte solution (chem)
  • Radioactive decay constant (physics)
  • Charge density (physics)
  • Type of particle (physics and chemistry)
  • King Louis XIII ‘s monogram and the symbol for the Spartan Army (History
  • And many more…
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ΜμMu
  • Coefficient of friction (physics)
  • Magnetic dipole moment (physics)
  • Important opioid receptor (pharmacology)
  • Symbol for muon particle (physics and chem)
  • Average population (statistics)
  • Mu major cord (music)
  • And many more…
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ΝνNu
  • Stoichometric coefficient (chemistry)
  • DNA polymerase in higher eukaryotes (biology)
  • Degree of freedom (statistics)
  • Frequency (physics)
  • And many more…
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ΞξXi
  • Important part of protein in embryonic red blood cells (biology)
  • A universal set (set theory)
  • And many more…
omicron
ΟοOmicron
  • 13th star in a constellation
  • Planet in Futurama and Star Trek
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ΠπPi
  • Hopefully we know what this is…
  • Ratio of circumference to diameter (math and physics)
  • A type of elementary particle: pi meson (physics)
  • Osmotic pressure (chemistry)
  • Profit (economics)
  • And more…
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ΡρRho
  • Density (physics)
  • Resistivity (physics)
  • Charge density (physics)
  • Discount rate (economics)
  • Important RNA protein (biology)
  • And many more
sigma
ΣσςSigma
  • Type of bond (chemistry)
  • Type of receptor (biology)
  • Boltzmann constant (physics)
  • Surface tension (physics)
  • Electrical conductivity (physics)
  • And more…
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ΤτTau
  • Torque (physics)
  • Tau lepton particle (physics)
  • Specific tax amount (economics)
  • Type of chicken (jk)
  • Golden ratio (math)
  • And more…
upsilon
ΥυUpsilon
  • Type of particle (physics)
  • A type of car
  • One other nonsensical thing…
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ΦφPhi
  • Electrical potential (physics)
  • Work (physics)
  • Angle of friction or second angle mentioned (math and physics)
  • An aromatic containing compound (chemistry)
  • And more…
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ΧχChi
  • Abbreviation for Christ
  • 600
  • Frequently used in statistics
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ΨψPsi
  • Wave function (physics)
  • Type of meson particle (physics)
  • Freaky rare acid symbol and specific angle in proteins (biochemistry)
  • A type of sword (killing)
  • And more…
omega
ΩωOmega
  • The end (whew!)
  • Ohm or resistance (physics)
  • Angular velocity (physics)
  • A type of baryon particle (physics)
  • Density of the universe (astronomy)
  • Oxygen-18 (chemistry)
  • And more…
other characters
Other Characters
  • San (M)
  • Digamma (F)
  • Stigma
  • Qoppa
  • Sampi
  • Sho
  • Heta
  • Tsan
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Hmmm…
  • Perhaps a quiz next time….
  • Remember… I only focus on what’s IMPORTANT, just like you should have in your notes!