ANST - Instruction was: To Dennis O' Connor

Dennis O'Connor dmoc at
Fri Aug 8 18:50:25 PDT 1997

 >As an aside, one small thing was bothering me.  When you pointed out
>"1+1=2", you left off the period.  I was under the impression that
>mathematical statements were supposed to be terminated by a period.

I can give you references to many scholarly works
where mathematical formulas are not so terminated.
As these are respected, well-edited works by reputable
authors, this suggests that omission of the period is
acceptable practice.
Dennis O'Connor               dmoc at
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