Thursday, November 24, 2011

for some of us, certain LaTeX symbols are un-natural.

yesterday, while writing notes to a colleague, i happened to use the LaTeΧ symbol \bigoplus \bigotimes, which i have only seen used for tensor products in algebra.

as an analyst, i became slightly ashamed of myself for a while.

to the algebraists: it's nothing personal.

think of it this way: if  you were giving a talk in your friend's seminar, and in the middle of the talk, suddenly assumed "let ε > 0" .. i wouldn't think that it would go particularly well.
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Ashamed of confusing $\bigoplus$ with $\bigotimes$? :)