Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.


Math Forum
»
Discussions
»
sci.math.*
»
sci.math
Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.
Topic:
Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Replies:
13
Last Post:
Feb 6, 2013 4:47 AM




Re: Pronouncing "Chebyshev"
Posted:
Oct 9, 2002 8:03 AM


jps06111@operamail.com (James the Lurker) wrote in message news:<3da357ab.11846910@news.earthlink.net>... > My statistics teacher and I are at odds as how to "Chebyshev" is > pronounced. She says "Cheh bee' chev". I say "Cheh' bih shov". I > realize that both or neither of these could be correct, but if anyone > knows the preferred way to say, I'd be grateful for an answer. > > Many thanks,
"Cheh' bih shov" is way off, while your teacher is just about right. "Chebeechef" is the correct pronunciation (no particular stress on syllables.) You can hear Jeff Vaaler pronounce it correctly in his millenium problem speech (go to claymath.org and watch'n'hear the Riemann Hypo' video.)
Han



