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I found this formula : $G-G_0=\frac{-nkT}2\delta^2$ on this Site and I'd like to ask what does the $\delta$ stand for?

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closed as too localized by Chris White, user1504, Qmechanic Jun 21 '13 at 18:20

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Read the next line. –  Dimensio1n0 Jun 21 '13 at 15:14

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The next line right beneath the equation you copied says:

...where $\delta=\frac{V-V_0}{V_0}$ is the condensation (e.g. relative volume variation).

Is it too difficult to read one more sentence?

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And can you tell me what does it stands for in Czech ? My problem was that when I translate it then it gives no sense for me... –  user26083 Jun 21 '13 at 14:46
Dear user, I don't quite follow whether your question is serious. AFAIK none of the physics terminology or notation is derived from Czech. The Greek letter $\delta$ which is the Greek counterpart of "d" is used for a big fraction of quantities that look like a difference because the word difference starts with a "d" and "differentia" means "difference" in Latin, see etymonline.com/index.php?term=difference - Well, the more accurate story is that delta actually comes from Greek word διαφορά, diaphorá - also "difference". –  Luboš Motl Jun 22 '13 at 6:22
I haven't said that it is derived from Czech, I asked because I'm from Czech rep... –  user26083 Jun 22 '13 at 15:37

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