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'''Gamma''' the third letter of the [[Greek alphabet]], written as Γ, in its [[uppercase]] form, and γ in lowercase. In Greek, it is called "ghamma" and either has a guttural sound like the [[French]] "r", which does not exist in English and is represented by the letters "gh", or a "y".
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'''Gamma''' the third letter of the [[Greek alphabet]], written as Γ, in its uppercase form, and γ in lowercase. In Greek, it is called "ghamma" and either has a guttural sound like the [[French]] "r", which does not exist in English and is represented by the letters "gh", or a "y".
  
 
==Gamma in physics==
 
==Gamma in physics==
γ is used to indicate both [[gamma rays]], a type of [[electromagnetic radiation]] with a very short wavelength, and the [[photon]].
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γ is used to indicate both [[gamma ray]]s, a type of [[electromagnetic radiation]] with a very short wavelength, and the [[photon]].
  
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Latest revision as of 06:24, 6 April 2017

Gamma the third letter of the Greek alphabet, written as Γ, in its uppercase form, and γ in lowercase. In Greek, it is called "ghamma" and either has a guttural sound like the French "r", which does not exist in English and is represented by the letters "gh", or a "y".

Gamma in physics

γ is used to indicate both gamma rays, a type of electromagnetic radiation with a very short wavelength, and the photon.