# What is the big S in calculus?

## What is the big S in calculus?

Integration is a major parts of calculus. It is an extension of the concept of summation. In fact the integration symbol derrivesfrom an elongated letter S, first used by Leibniz, to stand for Summa meaning sum in Latin.

## What does ∫ mean?

Integration, in mathematics, technique of finding a function g(x) the derivative of which, Dg(x), is equal to a given function f(x). This is indicated by the integral sign “,” as in f(x), usually called the indefinite integral of the function.

## Why is the integral symbol an S?

The symbol was based on the ſ (long s) character and was chosen because Leibniz thought of the integral as an infinite sum of infinitesimal summands.

## Why is s printed as F?

It may look like an "f," but that's actually a "long s" in "Congress." ... The long s can be traced back to Roman times, when the lowercase s typical took an elongated form in cursive writing in Latin.

## Why is â showing up?

This problem is generally related to the wrong text encoding that is being supplied to your browser. The standard text coding for web pages is Western (ISO-8859-1), the iWeb software encodes all of its html pages as Unicode (UTF-8).

## How do you use non ascii characters in Python?

Python 2 uses ascii as the default encoding for source files, which means you must specify another encoding at the top of the file to use non-ascii unicode characters in literals. Python 3 uses utf-8 as the default encoding for source files, so this is less of an issue.

## How do you make the <UNK> on a keyboard?

â-ê-î-ô-û: Press Ctrl and Shift and type "^" key. Release both keys and type "a", "e", "i", "o", or "u". ç: Press Ctrl, and type "," key....These accents are:

1. L'accent aigu (é)
2. L'accent grave (à, è, ù)
3. L'accent circonflexe or "chapeau" (â, ê, î, ô, û)
4. La cédille (ç)
5. Le tréma (ë, ï, ü)

## How do you decode a string in Python?

decode() is a method specified in Strings in Python 2. This method is used to convert from one encoding scheme, in which argument string is encoded to the desired encoding scheme. This works opposite to the encode. It accepts the encoding of the encoding string to decode it and returns the original string.

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## What is type Unicode in Python?

Type 'unicode' is meant for working with codepoints of characters. Type 'str' is meant for working with encoded binary representation of characters. A 'unicode' object needs to be converted to 'str' object before Python can write the character to a file.

## What are Python keywords?

Keywords are the reserved words in Python. We cannot use a keyword as a variable name, function name or any other identifier. They are used to define the syntax and structure of the Python language. In Python, keywords are case sensitive. There are 33 keywords in Python 3.

## Which text encoding should I use?

UTF-8 is the most widely used way to represent Unicode text in web pages, and you should always use UTF-8 when creating your web pages and databases. But, in principle, UTF-8 is only one of the possible ways of encoding Unicode characters.