+ - * : / |
Plus, minus, multiplication, division. Multiplication sign * is not necessary and can be omitted. |
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() [] () |
Grouping symbols: Using different types of grouping symbols (parentheses, brackets, braces) for clarity of nested expressions is optional but not necessary. |
x^n or p (x, n) |
Exponentiation x^{n}. Instead of ^, you can also type a single quote ' or a double quote ". If you don't use p(), make sure that arguments composed by sub-expressions such as additions, subtractions, multiplications or divisions, are clearly marked off by being completely enclosed into parentheses, brackets or braces. |
root (x, n) | "n-th" root of x |
sqrt (x) | Square root of x. Equivalent to root (x, 2) |
cbrt (x) | Cube root of x. Equivalent to root (x, 3) |