The Symbols of Applied Algebra

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I AM glad to see that attention is being forcibly drawn to the value and importance of considering the symbols in physical equations as primarily denoting quantities, and not mere numerical multiples of some unincluded standards. The latter mode of considering them, though often practically convenient, is entirely subsidiary, and a deduction from the primary equations between the quantities themselves.

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LODGE, A. The Symbols of Applied Algebra. Nature 55, 293 (1897) doi:10.1038/055293b0

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