In article <37FB467E.EBA2669D@geen-troep.freemail.nl>, superjos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Hi, > >What does the symbol that in latex is called "\propto", and looks like a >symbol for infinity with the richt end cut off, mean? >
propto is an abbreviation for "proportional to" and is often used in the sense of "varies directly as"
e.g. $a \propto b^2$ means that there is an (anonymous) constant (meaning independent of a and b) such a = Cb^2. -- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz | L. Andrew Campbell internet: email@example.com | | M1-102 PO Box 92957 organization: The Aerospace Corp. | | Los Angeles CA 90009 telephone: (310) 336-8642 |