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From Siegfried Goeschl <sgoes...@gmx.at>
Subject Re: [all][nabla] proposition for a new project in sandbox
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:25:04 GMT
Are you talking about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA* .... :-O*

James Carman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org> wrote:
>   
>>  Le 14 avr. 08 à 12:52, James Carman a écrit :
>>
>>
>>     
>>>>  Also, the name "nabla" would suggest that the component is designed
>>>>  for calculating derivatives of vector functions.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> The name "nabla" is also very close to "nambla" and I doubt the ASF
>>> wants to be associated with that organization.
>>>
>>>       
>>  Nabla is also valid in several western languages as being the symbol used
>> for gradients and connections, a fundamental of any differential geometry
>> course.
>>
>>     
>
> I'm not saying that "nabla" isn't a perfectly valid name based on its
> relation to the problem at hand (I was a math major and I vaguely
> remember using that term in class).  I'm just pointing out the
> unfortunate coincidence that it resembles the name of an organization.
>
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