EnglishMathPronounciation

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# English Pronounciation of Mathematical Formulas

In seminars you often have to present mathematical formulas in English. To avoid common pronounciation mistakes, we have created this page, which gives the pronounciation of common mathematical expressions in English and German.

• If you think something is missing, feel free to add it!
• Note: If there is a fat bar under the symbolic representation, this is a mistake of `latex2html`, not part of the formula!

### Variables

Symbol German English
a Strich a prime
a Strich-Strich oder a zwei-Strich a double-prime
a Dach a hat
a Quer a bar
a Tilde a tilde
a Punkt a dot

### Basic Mathematical Expressions

Symbol German English (full) English (short)
a gleich b a equals b
a plus b a plus b
a minus b a minus b
a mal b a times b
a durch b (a divided by b) a over b
a hoch b a to the power of b a to the b
der Betrag von a the absolute value of a the norm of a
Kombinatorik: a über b
(oder auch b aus a)
Combinatorics: a choose b
(NOT a over b !)

a fakultät a factorial

### Analysis

Symbol German English (full) English (short)
f abgeleitet nach x f derived with respect to x
das Integral von a nach b von f über x ...

### Linear Algebra

Symbol German English (full) English (short)
eine 3-kreuz-4 Matrix M a 3-by-4 matrix M
M transponiert M transposed
die Determinante von M the determinant of M
die Spur von M the trace of M
die Inverse von M the inverse of M M inverse

# Common Mistakes

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