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Old 12-31-2010, 01:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Speaking about math, I need to rant a bit.

How I hate it when I encounter equations in papers and I have to search through all the pages for the definitions of whatever they used to represent members of the equation. What makes it worse is that each field has its own "standards", meaning that G in this field of research is commonly used to represent that and G in that other field is this, and all this is "common knowledge" within the field.

I guess not making things easy to outsiders of a field is a way to keep the elite status associated with the field of research. It seems like authors only think they're going to be read by their direct peers. Anyway, enough for the rant and long live the people who can dumb things down for me.
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