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Etruscan borrowing[edit]

If Etruscan didn't have the g sound, why did the Etruscans simply change the sound from g to k rather than just dropping the letter from their alphabet and using kappa throughout?? Georgia guy 23:51, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Maybe because they needed the letter to represent sounds from different languages or obscure dialects of their language. :) -Panther (talk) 16:08, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Waluigi?[edit]

I'm moving the reference to an uppercase gamma being used on the hat of the character Waluigi into the fictional names system. I was going to delete it entirely since it's actually an upside-down "L" (just like the "W" on Wario's hat is an upside-down "M"). However, since there's a fictional character section, I'll move it there to avoid having it detract from the general scientific thrust of the page. -- Anonymous


There is a spelling error on this page.

CJK Square Gamma Character ㌏ Unicode name SQUARE GANMA <------GANMA instead of GAMMA Encodings decimal hex Unicode 13071 U+330F UTF-8 227 140 143 E3 8C 8F Numeric character reference ㌏ ㌏ Technical / Mathematical Gamma

--Tedinski — Preceding unsigned comment added by 100.44.78.22 (talk) 01:15, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Symbols used in Science[edit]

I think taht the Greek Symbols which are used in Equations should have the explaination of thier equations written about here

MS-DOS Codepage 437[edit]

You think capital Greek Gamma's code point was 226. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 222.233.98.148 (talk) 03:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Spelling of gamma[edit]

I am pretty certain that Gamma in Greek is spelled with one M (γάμα). Regardless, I think it should be given as an alternate spelling. -Panther (talk) 16:10, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Quite the opposite, it is spelled with two m's; a single-m spelling is the imperative of the rude form of the verb "to fornicate" :-) --Chrysalifourfour (talk) 15:50, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

c[edit]

why is there a c in quotes after each gamma -Quiet Secret. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.190.123.204 (talk) 03:19, 27 May 2010 (UTC)


Absence of Mentioning Gamma's use as a Respresentation of the Connection Coefficients[edit]

I would correct this error if I could, but it seems as though I can't edit this page. If anyone reads this that can edit the page please insert this:
Gamma is also used to represent Connection Coefficients (other names include Christoffel Symbols of the first and second kind)in Tensor Analysis
Christoffel Symbol of The First Kind:

 \Gamma_{abc} = \frac{1}{2}[\partial_{a} g_{bc}+\partial_{b} g_{ca}-\partial_{c} g_{ab}] (1)

Christoffel Symbol of The Second Kind:

 \Gamma_{bc}^{a} = g^{ad} \Gamma_{bcd} (2)

Where  g_{ab} is the metric tensor and  g^{ab} is the reciprocal of the metric tensor, and in equality (2) we have applied the Einstein Summation Convention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.179.134.227 (talk) 12:54, 28 September 2010 (UTC)


I also think that the use of  \Gamma to represent the connection coefficients should be added to the list. It is very common in differential geometry and its applications (including general relativity). 134.190.143.52 (talk) 20:01, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Gamma[edit]

The HTML code '&Gamma;' can be used to render the character (Γ) in most major browsers. Don't know where to put that on the main page. 00:25, 4 March 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.66.44.45 (talk)

It was already there. —Tamfang (talk) 02:56, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

How is the name of the letter pronounced in English and in (Modern) Greek -- as /gama/, /gamə/, /gæmə/? This pronunciation guide is there only for some Greet letters only, like beta, delta, zeta, theta, etc. This pronunciation guide should be present for all the Greek letters. Wiki pages for every Greek letters should have similar formats and headings. Vedabit (talk) 03:51, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

The usual English pronunciation is /gæmə/. I would guess that the modern Greek is /ɣɑ(m)mɑ/, but I don't know. —Tamfang (talk) 02:56, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

redundant[edit]

much of this information is redundant with the information on the page Gamma (disambiguation). I suppose the redundant information should just be deleted. --TimL (talk) 18:16, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 May 2013[edit]

Under 1.3.1 Lower Case, there is the bullet: "Gamma is a non-SI metric unit of measure of mass equal to one microgram (1 μg). This always rare use is currently deprecated." In this case, "always rare" is being used as an adjective and should therefore be hyphenated. The bullet should read, " "Gamma is a non-SI metric unit of measure of mass equal to one microgram (1 μg). This always-rare use is currently deprecated." Zyber17 (talk) 18:52, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Done - Thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 03:05, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 10 Sep 2013[edit]

There is a spelling error on this page. Search for "GANMA", and replace with "GAMMA". Specifically, it's in the small table section on "Square Gamma" Unicode.

--Tedinski

Done Thanks for finding that! DMacks (talk) 02:02, 11 September 2013 (UTC)