Belgian chemist Theophile de Donder's 1936 notation table, showing the different types of notations used to represent the various thermodynamic potentials. |

**notation**refers to the use of superscripts, subscripts, hats, daggers, brackets, and or marks, etc., often affixed to letters or symbols, generally done to signify something specific, such as a variable, constant, or condition, typically as a means of shorthand.

Further reading

● Bryan, George H. (1907).

*Thermodynamics*(§notation, pgs. xi-xiv). B.G. Teubner.

● Anderson, Gregor M. (2005).

*Thermodynamics of Natural Systems*(§2.6.4: Notation, pgs. 27-28). Cambridge University Press.

External links

● Thermodynamics notation (2008) – PhysicsFormums.com.

● Nuclear notation – Wikipedia.

● History of mathematical notation – Wikipedia.