Genesis of Selected Mathematical Notations
Abe, T. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study examined the meaning and purpose of notation, historical development of the operational symbols such as addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Also, the Relational Symbols of Variables (unknown Quantities) and their powers, Euler and Leibnitz as great notation builders were discussed. It was concluded that, the creation of notations and their uses in mathematics has made mathematics to be not only international Language of Science but also has been employed to solve human, scientific, technological, social and political problems.