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  •  May I suggest H^n? (0+ / 0-)

    Hi,

    Maybe the notation H2H2H....2H is very standard, but it's a little hard to read sometimes.  

    May I suggest H^2 to mean H2H, H^3 to mean H2H2H, etc.?  You could even write H^1 to mean B2H.  This way, the level of spread is very quickly understood by the reader.

    As you may have guessed, I'm a mathematician.  Sorry if this seems overly pedantic, it's just boring to read things like H2H2H2H and trying to figure out what which level we're on!

    Will you spend an hour on the ground for every 100 hours you spend fuming online?

    by dspivak on Sun May 28, 2006 at 09:55:33 AM PDT

    •  mathemeticians think different! (0+ / 0-)

      It's got to be universally understood notation. ;-)

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jun 01, 2006 at 04:38:40 AM PDT

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