I'm searching for some symbol representing minimum that is commonly used in math equations.
The choice of symbol, depends mainly on the mathematics, physics, or programming discipline the equation is used in.
Merrian-Webster defines minimum as "the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible."
For ordering, minimum means 'less than or equal to', which is symbolized in some/many mathematics disciplines as ≤. List A = [1 0 1 0], List B = [1 1 0 0]; List (A[i]≤B[j] = [1 0 0 0]. For Boolean algebras, just multiply the two lists to generate the minimums: List (A[i]*[j] = [1 0 0 0]. For Boolean Algebra * is a 'minimum' operator, whereas + is a 'maximum' operator.
But, as mentioned above, 'min' is OK, as most programming languages use some variant of min(). but C does not. Program comments would use either 'min' or '<=, both easy ASCII typing.
Stochastic processes use ∧ for minimum; however mathematical logic uses ∧ to mean logical conjunction or AND.
protected by Zev Chonoles Aug 5 '16 at 19:50
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