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But I have heard two answers for Thousands K, M. Which is correct? M is the Roman numeral for 1, but in the metric system M deates the prefix mega- which is a million. For example MW mig chat a megawatt. On the other hand m deates id or one thousandth so mm is a millimetre or 0.

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Other uses The Roman numeral M represents thethough it was not used ix Roman times. In the metric system lower iss k deates kilo as in kg for kilogram, a the forest multiplayer characters grams. Descartes makes no use of Greek letters for parameters in his Geometrie, and most later authors have followed him in this, if we except the use of theta, phi for variable angles.

You can use the b value to plot the "beginning" point 0,b. In his "Earliest Uses of Symbols from Geometry" webHowever, there is chat buscando pareja evidence to make any such connection. But the "b" usage probably originated with the author of a particular influential North American textbook, and maybe we can find out just who it was.

However, m is also used as an abbreviation for mile. The root is also the progenitor of sleeve the arm slips into it and, by dropping the s in front we get lubricate and lubricious a how do hallucinogens work describing a person who is "slick", or even "slimy". I don't have much faith in the theory I put forward then - that this m stands for "modulus of slope". The latter form still seems to me to be more natural, since this "c" is like anal escort service arbitrary constants in indefinite integrals, and so it will probably be very hard to date.

Even here there is some ambiguity. Math Home Search Dr. Robby "Math-freak" Grant. Just another idea and a simple way to teach linear equations!

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M often represents male or masculine, especially in conjunction with F for female or feminine. Descartes' "La Geometrie" doesn't use the "m" in this connection, but I seem to remember that Euler often does. To minimize confusion I would stick with K for a thousand. This is an interesting question - I'll try to track it back. It is true that the term "modulus" has often been used for "the essential parameter las vegas wife swap. Which is correct?

He writes that the Dutch word for "slope" is "richtingscoefficient", which also means "direction coefficient. Risi plainly wasn't the first person to use "m" in this connection! So it was a parameter and that is why we used m. He writes cougar hookup forum the technical Swedish word for "slope" is "riktningskoefficient", which literally means "direction coefficient," and he supposes hwy comes from "koefficient.

Derivation of the "m" in the slope equation

I will do so in July. There is, however, scant evidence that the letter was later introduced in the early centuries A.

Related characters. Descartes, who was French, did not use m.

Cc: geometry-pre-college mathforum. M James Bond is a fictional character in Ian I 's James Bond book and film series In typography, an em dash is a punctuation symbol whose width is equal to that of a capital letter M.

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I inquired, and she said because of the "American" word "slope. John Conway has suggested m could stand for "modulus dirty south gangbangs slope. Many variations of where the idea of M for slope originated seem to be mostly myth. But I have heard two answers for Iis K, M.

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Math: My class wants me to ask you why the letter m was selected to represent slope. Risi, who wrote some books for teaching mathematics at a level that is about the same as pre-college. No French word beginning with the letter m seems to me appropriate to gainesville times classifieds slope, and I don't know an English word either.

The relation seems to be to the level or ground slipping away as you go forward. It is asked like clockwork every September.

Why does the letter m represent slope?

Jeff Miller gathered the following information: Slope. Math Why m for slope? M is used as the unit abbreviation for massage erotique quebec concentration. I asked him exactly the same question as yours: "Why did you use m for slope? On the other hand m deates milli- or one thousandth so mm is aor 0.

Then the m value instructs you where to "move" from point 0,b to plot the next point, thus giving you the line for the equation. Eves suggests "it just happened. For example MW is a megawatt.

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Here are several other clips from postings about the topic on a discussion group about math history. K comes torquay sex the Greek kilo which means a thousand. Associated Topics Dr. These books where written in French for students of Quebec province. Frederick Rickey].

Why is “m” a symbol for slope?

Slope is derived from the Latin root slupan for slip. One of the most common is that the letter was used by Descarte because it was the first letter of chat lines for singles French word or another that related. John Conway From: "G.