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In mathematics, equation (TR:236) (LH:4) (TL:240) tends to refer to an expression that employs the equals sign "=", a symbol invented by Robert Recorde (1557), or similar expressions, e.g. greater than ">" symbol.
The following are quotes:
- “Economics, because it does not recognize an equation of state or define prices intrinsically in terms of equilibrium, lacks the close relation between measurement and theory physical thermodynamics enjoys.”
- Recorde, Robert. (1557). The Whetstone of Witte: whiche is the seconde parte of Arithmeteke: containing the extraction of rootes; the cossike practise, with the rule of equation; and the workes of Surde Nombers. Publisher.
- Smith, Eric and Foley, Duncan. (2008). "Classical Thermodynamics and Economic General Equilibrium Theory" (pdf), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 32:7-65, Department of Economics Graduate Faculty, New School University, 2005 manuscript.
- Equation – Hmolpedia 2020.