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Posted: November 19, 2012 09:06 am
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In maths classes integrals tend to get written the "usual" way with:

<stretch s> <integrand> <variable of integration>

But, I've had two physics lecturers who like to write things like this:

<stretch s> <variable of integration> <integrand>

Has anyone else come across this or a reason for why its a preferable notation?



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Posted: November 19, 2012 09:13 am
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I've seen physicists do that too. I don't know the reason; I might guess it "gets it out of the way", and tells you right away which variable is being integrated.

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