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Greek alphabet
Α α Alpha Β β Beta
Γ γ Gamma Δ δ Delta
Ε ε Epsilon Ζ ζ Zeta
Η η Eta Θ θ Theta
Ι ι Iota Κ κ Kappa
Λ λ Lambda Μ μ Mu
Ν ν Nu Ξ ξ Xi
Ο ο Omicron Π π Pi
Ρ ρ Rho Σ σ ς Sigma
Τ τ Tau Υ υ Upsilon
Φ φ Phi Χ χ Chi
Ψ ψ Psi Ω ω Omega
obsolete letters
Digamma San
Qoppa Sampi
Stigma Sho

Gamma (uppercase Γ, lowercase γ) is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 3. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Gimel Gimel. Letters that arose from Gamma include the Roman C and G and the Cyrillic letters Ge Г and Ghe Ґ. Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_gamma. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Beta (upper case Î’, lower case β) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Geology: Deltas are formed when a fast flowing river, moves into a slower moving, larger body of water, like a lake, causeing the rivers load to drop off and form this feature. ... For the 2005 hurricane, see Hurricane Epsilon. ... Zeta (upper case Ζ, lower case ζ) is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... For other uses, see Eta. ... Theta (upper case Θ, lower case θ or ) is the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet. ... For programming language, see Iota and Jot. ... Kappa can stand for: Κ or κ, the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet: see Kappa (letter). ... Lambda (upper case Λ, lower case λ) is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... For other uses, see Mu. ... For other uses, see Nu. ... Xi (upper case Ξ, lower case ξ) is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Omicron (upper case Ο, lower case ο, literally small o) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... For other uses, see Pi (disambiguation) Pi (upper case Π, lower case Ï€) is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Rho (upper case Ρ, lower case ρ) is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Sigma may refer to: Sigma (letter) (Σ, σ, or Ï‚), of the Greek alphabet In science: Summation operator forming a series in mathematics Σ Standard deviation of a population in statistics σ Divisor function in number theory σ A busy beaver function in computability theory Σ Stefan-Boltzmann constant of radiation in physics σ Sigma factor of RNA... Tau (upper case Τ, lower case Ï„) is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Upsilon (upper case , lower case ) is the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Phi (upper case Φ, lower case φ or ) is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Chi (upper case Χ, lower case χ) is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_digamma2. ... Digamma (upper case , lower case ) is an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet, used primarily as a Greek numeral. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_san. ... San (uppercase , lowercase ) was a letter of the Greek alphabet, appearing between Pi and Qoppa in alphabetical order, corresponding in position although not in name to the Phoenician tsade. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_qoppa. ... Qoppa Qoppa is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 90. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_sampi. ... Sampi (Upper case Ϡ, lower case ϡ) is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet and has a numeric value of 900. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_stigma. ... Stigma is a ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau, sometimes used nowadays to represent the Greek numeral 6. ... Image File history File links Greek_alphabet_sho. ... Sho (uppercase , lowercase ) was a letter added to the Greek alphabet in order to write the Bactrian language. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek alphabet. ...   Gimmel is the third letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Aramaic, Syriac, Phoenician and Hebrew. ... Phoenician Gimel. ... C# redirects here. ... G is the seventh letter in the Roman alphabet. ... Ge or He (Г, г) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet, representing or in different languages. ... Ghe (Ґ, ґ, also called ge with upturn) is a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet pronounced like the G in go. Originally part of the Ukrainian and Belarusian alphabets, its function was replaced by the letter Ge (Г) in the Soviet Union. ...


In Modern Greek, it is pronounced [ɣ] or [ʝ], and in Ancient Greek, it was pronounced [ɡ] or [ŋ] before plosives. Greek (, IPA — Hellenic) is an Indo-European language with a documented history of 3,500 years. ... The voiced velar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced palatal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The voiced velar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The velar nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ...

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Use in science

Gamma is often used to denote a variable in mathematics and physics. In certain areas it has specific meaning. Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Physics is the science of Nature. ...

Gamma correction is the name of an internal adjustment made in the rendering of images through photography, television, and computer imaging. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... Nineteen inch (48 cm) CRT computer monitor A computer display, monitor or screen is a computer peripheral device capable of showing characters and/or still or moving images generated by a computer and processed by a graphics card. ... In mathematics, exponentiation is a process generalized from repeated multiplication, in much the same way that multiplication is a process generalized from repeated addition. ... Look up Video in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A pixel (pix, 1932 abbreviation of pictures, coined by Variety headline writers + element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... Sensitometry is the scientific study of light-sensitive materials, especially photographic film. ... Magnetic field density, otherwise known as magnetic flux density, is essentially what the layman knows as a magnetic field - akin to a gravitational or electric field. ... The tesla (symbol T) is the SI derived unit of magnetic flux density (or magnetic induction). ... The nanotesla (nT) is a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 10−9 tesla (unit). ... Gamma waves A gamma wave is a pattern of brain waves, associated with perception and consciousness. ... Electroencephalography is the neurophysiologic measurement of the electrical activity of the brain by recording from electrodes placed on the scalp or, in special cases, on the cortex. ... The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the SI unit of frequency. ... This article is about electromagnetic radiation. ... Legend: γ = Gamma rays HX = Hard X-rays SX = Soft X-Rays EUV = Extreme ultraviolet NUV = Near ultraviolet Visible light NIR = Near infrared MIR = Moderate infrared FIR = Far infrared Radio waves: EHF = Extremely high frequency (Microwaves) SHF = Super high frequency (Microwaves) UHF = Ultrahigh frequency VHF = Very high frequency HF = High frequency...

Upper-case

The upper-case letter Γ is used as the symbol for:

The Gamma function along part of the real axis In mathematics, the Gamma function extends the factorial function to complex and non integer numbers (it is already defined on the naturals, and has simple poles at the negative integers). ... In probability theory and statistics, the gamma distribution is a continuous probability distribution. ... In mathematics and physics, the Christoffel symbols, named for Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829-1900), are coordinate-space expressions for the Levi-Civita connection derived from the metric tensor. ... For a non-technical introduction to the topic, please see Introduction to General relativity. ... The term reflection coefficient is used in physics and electrical engineering when wave propagation in a medium containing discontinuities is considered. ... This article treats electronics engineering as a subfield of electrical engineering, though this is not typical use in some areas. ... The Q factor or quality factor is a measure of the quality of a resonant system. ...

Lower-case

The lower-case letter γ is used as the symbol for:

The Euler-Mascheroni constant is a mathematical constant, used mainly in number theory, and is defined as the limiting difference between the harmonic series and the natural logarithm: Its approximate value is γ ≈ 0. ... Mathematical finance is the branch of applied mathematics concerned with the financial markets. ... In physics, the photon (from Greek φως, phōs, meaning light) is the quantum of the electromagnetic field; for instance, light. ... This article is about electromagnetic radiation. ... It has been suggested that Lorentz term be merged into this article or section. ... The adiabatic index of a gas, is the ratio of its specific heat capacity at constant pressure (CP) to its specific heat capacity at constant volume (CV). ... For an electromagnetic field mode varying sinusoidally with time at a given frequency, the propagation constant is the logarithmic rate of change, with respect to distance in a given direction, of the complex amplitude of any field component. ... This article treats electronics engineering as a subfield of electrical engineering, though this is not typical use in some areas. ... Maxwells equations are the set of four equations, attributed to James Clerk Maxwell, that describe the behavior of both the electric and magnetic fields, as well as their interactions with matter. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe at one time or another during the year. ... Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Micro is a SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10−6 (one millionth). ... The gram or gramme, symbol g, is a unit of mass. ... Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ...

Fictional names

  • In the game of Tetris, gamma is another name for the J tetromino.
  • E-102 Gamma is a fictional robotic character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe.
  • Gamma is a giant peace-keeping robot stolen by Dr. Wily which is the final boss of Capcom's Nintendo game Megaman 3.
  • Gamma is the third caste in Aldous Huxley's dystopic satire Brave New World.
  • The Nintendo character Waluigi has an upside-down "L" on his hat the looks like "Γ" to some people, keeping in theme with Wario's upside-down "M".

Tetris is a puzzle game invented by Alexey Pazhitnov (last name sometimes transliterated Pajitnov) in 1985, while he was working for the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia during the days of the Soviet Union. ... A tetromino, also spelled tetramino or tetrimino, is a geometric shape composed of four squares, connected orthogonally. ... E-102 Gamma. ... It has been suggested that Enker be merged into this article or section. ... Capcom (カプコン in Japanese) TYO: 9697 is a leading Japanese developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is a Japanese multinational company founded on November 6, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... Mega Man firing his weapon while in Shadow Mans stage from Mega Man 3 (NES). ... Book cover of Brave New World. ... Waluigi ) is a fictional character from the Mario series who appears in the spin-off games (as opposed to the main platformer titles). ...

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