Daniel Smolkin

Math 1060 - Trigonometry - Spring 2015


Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:50am in LCB 215. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2--3pm, or by appointment. My office is in JWB 314.


Commonly used Greek letters

Here's a list of Greek letters we'll use in our class
Letter Name Use
α Alpha (lowercase) Often used to denote angles. It looks more like a fish when I draw it on the board, to distinguish it from the letter "a".
β Beta (lowercase) Often used to denote angles
θ Theta (lowercase) Often used to denote angles
ω Omega (lowercase) Often used to denote angular speed

Here are some other Greek letters it's helpful to know
Δ Delta (upper case) Used to denote the change in some quantity
μ Mu (lower case) Used to denote the prefix "micro" in the metric system. For example, "μg" means "micrograms", or one millionth of a gram
ε Epsilon (lower case) Used in math to denote a small number. Not be confused with the symbol ϵ, which means "in".
δ Delta (lower case) Used to denote a small number if epsilon is already taken