- which reduces the solution of problems to manipulations of symbolic expressions, and
- concerned with the properties and relationships of abstract entities represented in symbolic form.
List of Algebraic Symbols
Development of the Symbols
Therefore some caution should be exercised when referring to the list of equivalences above.
The typographic details and diacritics are extremely important in Lacanian algebra. The difference between upper- and lower-case symbols, the difference between italicised and non-italicised symbols, the use of the apostrophe, the minus sign, and subscripts; all these details play their part in the algebraic system.
The use of the bar is also important.