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In the scientific sense, the formula is a sequence of letters , numbers , symbols , symbols or words for the abbreviated designation of a mathematical , physical or chemical situation, context or rule.

The deformation is the transformation of a context into an expression of a specific system of a formula language .


When using formulas, it is assumed that the specialist group using them has agreed in advance about the meaning of the individual formula elements and the correct grammar .


The spelling of formulas in all areas of natural sciences and technology is standardized in the international standard ISO / IEC 80000 Sizes and Units , which defines the formal rules for various physical quantities in 14 sub-standards . Relevant DIN standards are for example DIN 1301 units , DIN 1302 general mathematical symbols and terms , DIN 1304 formula symbols and DIN 1338 formula notation and formula set .



  • Thomas Schaller: The most famous formulas in the world , Ecowin Verlag, Salzburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-902404-49-7

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