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1.10.1 Entering Greek Letters

Ways to enter Greek letters in a notebook.

  • Here is a palette for entering common Greek letters.
  • You can use Greek letters just like the ordinary letters that you type on your keyboard.
  • In[1]:= Expand[( + )^3]


  • There are several ways to enter Greek letters. This input uses full names.
  • In[2]:= Expand[(\[Alpha] + \[Beta])^3]


    Commonly used Greek letters. In aliases stands for the key . TeX aliases are not listed explicitly.

    Note that in Mathematica the letter stands for Pi. None of the other Greek letters have special meanings.

  • stands for Pi.
  • In[3]:= N[]


  • You can use Greek letters either on their own or with other letters.
  • In[4]:= Expand[(R + )^4]


  • The symbol is not related to the symbol .
  • In[5]:= Factor[^4 - 1]