De Donder's 1936 notation table
Belgian chemist Theophile de Donder's 1936 notation table, showing the different types of notations used to represent the various thermodynamic potentials.
In science, notation refers to the use of superscripts, subscripts, hats, daggers, brackets, and or marks, etc., often affixed to letters or symbols, generally done to signify something specific, such as a variable, constant, or condition, typically as a means of shorthand.

Further reading
● Bryan, George H. (1907). Thermodynamics notation, pgs. xi-xiv). B.G. Teubner.
● Anderson, Gregor M. (2005). Thermodynamics of Natural Systems (§2.6.4: Notation, pgs. 27-28). Cambridge University Press.

External links
Thermodynamics notation (2008) –
Nuclear notation – Wikipedia.
History of mathematical notation – Wikipedia.

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