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Topic: Functional composition: "op"
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Stephen J. Herschkorn

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Re: Functional composition: "op"
Posted: Aug 18, 2011 1:06 AM
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W^3 wrote:

>In article <4E4C63B6.2080007@netscape.net>,
> "Stephen J. Herschkorn" <sjherschko@netscape.net> wrote:

>>In America, at least, when pronouncing f o g (the composition of
>>functions f and g), we say "eff op gee" (right?).

>I never heard that. I always heard "f composed with g". But I studied
>analysis mainly.

>> That is, we
>>read the composition operator as "op."

Others echo W^3.

Hmm. I have been saying this for years, and it's what I'm teaching my
students. Does anyone else say this, or did I mishear it somewhere
along the way?

Stephen J. Herschkorn sjherschko@netscape.net
Math Tutor on the Internet and in Central New Jersey and Manhattan

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