# Greek Alphabet

The symbols of the Greek Alphabet are used throughout math to represent variables, constants, and coeffecients within math expressions, formulas, and equations. This page first lists the lower case Greek symbols and their usage and then lists the upper case Greek symbols and their usage in math.

Symbol Description The Greek letter (alpha) is used in math as a variable. The symbol is the lower case Greek letter beta. The symbol is used in mathematics as a variable. The Greek letter chi (χ). The greek lower case letter δ (delta) is used in mathematics as a variable. The Greek letter epsilon (ε). The Greek letter eta (η). The Greek letter gamma (γ). The Greek letter ioata (ι). The Greek letter kappa (κ). The Greek letter lambda (λ) is a symbol used throughout mathematics, computer science, and physics. Lambda is used to represent the wavelength of a wave when discussing wave forms and equations. In computer science, the symbol is used in the study of “lambda calculus” and anonymous functions. The Greek letter mu (μ) is used in statistics to represent the population mean of a distribution. The Greek letter nu (ν). The Greek letter omega (ω). The Greek letter omicron (ο). The Greek letter phi (φ) is used in geometry as a constant to represent the golden ratio. The Greek letter (pi) is used in trigonometry as a constant to represent a half-rotation around a circle in radians. The value of is approximately . The symbol appears in multiple geometric formulas. The Greek letter psi (ψ). The symbol is the lower case Greek letter rho (ρ). In mathematics the symbol is used as a variable. In physics, more specifically, the symbol is used to represent density. The Greek letter τ (tau) is used in trigonometry as a constant to represent a full rotation around a circle in radians. The value of τ is approximately 6.28 and can be calculated by dividing any circle's circumference by its radius. The Greek letter theta is used in mathematics as a variable usually associated with a measured angle. For example, the symbol theta appears in the three main trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, and tangent as the input variable.

In plain language, this represents the cosine function which takes in one argument represented by the variable . The Greek letter xi (ξ). The Greek letter zeta (ζ).

Symbol Description The capital Greek letter (alpha) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter A. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital A for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Beta) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter B. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital B for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Chi) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter X. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital X for how the symbol appears in math. The capital greek letter (Delta) is used in mathematics to represent change. Typically, the symbol is used in an expression like this: The capital Greek letter (Epsilon) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter E. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital E for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Eta) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter H. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital H for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Γ). The capital Greek letter (Ioata) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter i. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital I for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Κ). The capital Greek letter (Λ). The capital Greek letter (Μ). The capital Greek letter (Nu) is visually very similar to the upper-case Latin letter N. For that reason, refer to the usage of Capital N for how the symbol appears in math. The capital Greek letter (Ω). The capital Greek letter (Ο). The capital Greek letter (Φ). The capital Greek letter Pi () is used in math to represent the product operator. Typically, the product operator is used in an expression like this: The capital Greek letter (Ψ). The capital Greek letter (Ρ). The capital Greek letter Σ (Sigma) is used in algebra to represent the summation operator. The capital Greek letter (Τ). The capital Greek letter (Θ). The capital Greek letter (Υ). The capital Greek letter (Ξ). The capital Greek letter (Ζ).