I refer you to the Quora question:
- The vocabulary of STEM comes from Latin and Greek for the reasons explained under that question: following the tradition of Greek as the pioneers in STEM, and Latin as the intellectual lingua franca.
- Symbols come from Greek instead of Latin for the same reason of prestige (and because it’s convenient to have symbols in a different script from the text).
- The numerals, on the other hand, don’t come from Greek or Latin: they’re Arabic/Indian.
Quora collapse bot, you are inane. Your recalcitrance drives me insane.
Updated 2016-01-07 · Upvoted by
, M.Sc. Retired as Head of Department of Physics. Government of Tamilnadu, lndia.