W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-math@w3.org > March 1998

RE: log vs root

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 09:13:17 -0500 (EST)
To: www-math@w3.org
cc: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@maplesoft.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980316090844.13912A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Stan Devitt wrote:

> use of "degree" too far, so "logbase" was introduced.
> The distinction between degree and degree occuring inside
> a root element seemed unnecessary.

I'm still a little confused.  The example of the root element is:

The nth root of a is is given by 

<apply> <root/>
   <ci> n </ci>
   <ci> a </ci>
</apply>

By your comments it should be <degree><ci> n </ci></degree>. ... Actually
now that I read the section (4.4.3.11) more closely, it also seems to
indicate the example given is in error.

-- 
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"
Received on Monday, 16 March 1998 09:13:48 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Saturday, 20 February 2010 06:12:47 GMT