what is mathematical context? Home › Forums › Nemeth Code for Math and Science › what is mathematical context? This topic has 1 reply, 1 voice, and was last updated 12 years, 3 months ago by Chris Clemens. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts October 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm #10451 Chris ClemensKeymaster Look at these two sentences. The words "the arc whose sine is" are abbreviated as arcsine. We further shorten arcsine to arcsin. I understand that I cannot ever contract arcsin because it is an abbreviated function name. I don't think that "sine" or either of the uses of "arcsine" are in a mathematical context, and therefore I can contract. Am I correct? TIA bt I October 6, 2010 at 9:56 am #20508 Chris ClemensKeymaster You are correct. You may use contractions for unabbreviated function names in non-math context. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.