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RE: Complex conjugate

From: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@maplesoft.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 08:50:39 -0500
Message-ID: <DFBA4AED6924D111959A0060975EA7B4342EFF@romulus.maplesoft.on.ca>
To: "'roconnor@uwaterloo.ca'" <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>, www-math@w3.org
Cc: ion@math.ams.org
I agree that a case could be made for inclusion of a conjugate.
Furthermore, such inclusion is not a major piece of
surgery.

I will defer to Patrick for comments on the review/editorial
issues, but once again, thanks for the feedback.

Stan Devitt
Waterloo Maple.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor
> [SMTP:roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca]
> Sent:	Friday, March 13, 1998 10:37 PM
> To:	www-math@w3.org
> Cc:	ion@math.ams.org
> Subject:	Complex conjugate
> 
> It would be a shame if the complex conjugate operation did not make it
> into MathML.  Although it may be getting close to the boundary of the
> level
> of mathematics that MathML wants to represent, I think it is still
> within
> the level.  It is certainly no more sophisticated than partial
> derivatives.
> 
> One usage that immediately comes to mind is in quantum mechanics where
> the probability function is defined as:
> 
> <math>
>   <declare type="fn">
>     <ci>P</ci>
>     <apply>
>       <times/>
>       <apply>
>         <conj/>
>         <ci>&Psi;</ci>
>       <apply>
>       <ci>&Psi;</ci>
>     </apply>
>   </declare>
> </math>
> 
> -- 
> Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
>     <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/>
> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
> -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"
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