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Mathematica Syntax Characters
The syntax of the Mathematica language is unique among modern languages in allowing not just ordinary ASCII characters, but also a variety of special characters that greatly increase readability and elegance, as well as correspondence with traditional mathematical notation.
Arithmetic & Functions
× \[Times] multiplication sign, automatically added between numbers, etc.
÷ \[Divide]  ▪ \[Sqrt]  ▪ \[Piecewise]  ▪ \[LeftFloor]  ▪   ▪   ▪
Comparisons
, , , = automatically converted from , <=, >=,
\[LongEqual] alternative form equivalent to
Constants
Calculus, Etc.
\[PartialD]  ▪ \[Integral]  ▪ \[DifferentialD]  ▪ \[Sum]  ▪
Vectors & Matrices
\[Cross]  ▪ \[Transpose]  ▪ * \[Conjugate]  ▪   ▪
Logic
\[And]  ▪ \[Or]  ▪ ¬ \[Not]  ▪ \[Xor]  ▪ \[Nand]  ▪ \[Nor]
Sets, Etc.
\[Element]  ▪   ▪   ▪ \[ForAll]  ▪ \[Exists]
    
Rules
\[Rule] automatically converted from ->
\[RuleDelayed] automatically converted from :>
Parts
...... part specification, entered using Esc [[ Esc, Esc ]] Esc
    
\[InvisibleApplication] separate a function and its argument, as in fx
    
CirclePlus ()  ▪ Wedge ()  ▪ AngleBracket ()  ▪ ...
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