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Greek and Special Symbols
If the Show Subscripts and Greek Symbols option in the Preferences dialog is selected, then EES variables having Greek alphabet names will be displayed as Greek symbols. If the variable name consists entirely of capital letters and if the upper case Greek symbol differs from the Arabic letter, then the upper case Greek symbol will be displayed; otherwise the lower case Greek symbol will be displayed. The table below indicates the conversion.
EES Variable Name Upper Case Symbol Lower Case Symbol
ALPHA a a
BETA b b
CHI c c
DELTA D d
EPSILON e e
PHI F f
gamma G g
ETA h h
IOTA i i
JTHETA J j
KAPPA k k
LAMBDA L l
MU m m
NU n n
THETA Q q
RHO r r
SIGMA S s
TAU t t
UPSILON u u
OMEGA W w
XI X x
PSI Y y
ZETA z z
(to enter these symbols, hold the Alt key down and enter the three digits on the numeric keypad with NumLock engaged)
µ Alt-230 (this symbol can be used to enter micrometers, i.e., µm)
Alt-250 (this character can be used in place of the hyphen (minus sign) as a separator being units, e.g., W/m^2·K)
Note the units containing symbols such as µ or ° can also be copied from the Unit Conversion dialog.
Formatting Additions to Enhance Variable Display
X_1 will display as X with a subscript 1
X_infinity will display as X with subscript ?
X_bar will display with a bar centered above the X
X_dot will display with a dot centered above the X
X_ddot will display with a double-dot centered above the X
X_hat will display with a hat (^) centered above the X
X_tilde will display with a tilde (~) center above the X
X|minus will display as X superscript -
X|o will display as X superscript o
X|plus will display as X superscript+
X|star will display as X*
X_prime will display as X'
X_dprime will display as X''
X_tprime will display as X'''
gamma|infinity_0 wlll display a lower case Greek gamma character with superscript ? and subscript 0