
 Mathematical notation  Encyclopedia.WorldSearch (Site not responding. Last check: 20071107) 
  Mathematical notation is used in mathematics, and throughout the physical sciences, engineering, and economics. 
  After the rise of Boolean algebra and the development of positional notation, it became possible to mechanize simple circuits for counting, first by mechanical means, such as gears and rods, using rotation and translation to represent changes of state, then by electical means, using changes in voltage and current to represent the analogs of quantity. 
  The wide use of programming languages, which teach their users the need for rigor in the statement of a mathematical expression (or else the compiler will not accept the formula) are all contributing toward a more mathematical viewpoint across all walks of life. 
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