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May 17, 2009

Ctrl Alt Del?

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1242604763 ) Play

Guest question from shenoyvarun86. Tumba thanksu.

A mathematical symbol owes its  name to the musical instrument shown. Name the symbol, name the instrument.

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Answer:

Nabla, the hebrew word for a harp. Commonly called the “del” operator.

http://www30.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=nabla


31 Responses to “Ctrl Alt Del?”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Del, aka Nabla, from the Greek word for the Jewish Harp.


  2. udupendra
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    Nabla, Hebrew harp


  3. shrik
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    Nabla (denoting the del operator), named after the Greek word for the Hebrew harp (phew!)


  4. x3n

    Symbol : Nabla
    Instrument: Nebel (Hebrew Harp)


  5. Ps

    Am back.. blah blah blah..

    oh yeah the answer .. nabla

    the instrument the harp

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabla_symbol


  6. Kaiser Soze

    Symbol – Nabla
    Instrument – Harp


  7. Soda

    Nabla


  8. the instrument is harp….
    the symbol is nabla …reverse delta (atled)


  9. p vs np
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    Nabla, named after the Hebrew Harp.


  10. svgreatest

    Symbol-nabla, instrument-harp


  11. nishansolo

    Nabla


  12. Johny Walker

    Nabla, Harp


  13. Rahulk
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    Mathematical symbol :- Nabla

    Musical Instrument :- Harp


  14. akhi
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    Nabla,Harp


  15. varuns88
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    Nabla (Greek for harp),the ‘del’ operator.


  16. Mitesh

    The symbol is for the Del Operator in Math (aka Nabla)…from the Harp


  17. abhijeet

    nabla named after the harp


  18. Dibyo
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    nabla, from a jewish harp


  19. Ananth
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    The nabla (del) symbol which is in the shape of a harp.


  20. sappola

    The Nabla symbol. Its a harp


  21. Nabla aka atled.. derived from Harp


  22. Mo

    Nabla. The name comes from the Greek word for a Hebrew harp, which had a similar shape.
    Nabla is the symbol (∇). The name comes from the Greek word for a Hebrew harp, which had a similar shape.


  23. alephnull

    My first guess was Dirac\’s bra-ket notation but it turns out that it is the nabla (U+2207).


  24. The instrument is the Harp. The symbol is nabla (del)


  25. Nabla the symbol for del operator, from the greek/hebrew word for Harp. Its also sometime called atled, hence the clue origin I guess..


  26. Logik
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    The Del operator symbol, which looks like a harp like instrument [ triangle inverted].


  27. madhur
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    Nabla, the del operator..


  28. foobar

    Symbol is Nabla, the instrument is harp.


  29. Anoop

    The symbol is the inverted delta known as the nabla. The name is taken from the resemblance of the upside-down triangular shape to the shape of the Assyrian harp.


  30. AmK
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    The symbol is “nabla” from the Greek word for a Hebrew harp.


  31. Rithwik K

    Nabla


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