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Directional derivative in content MathML?

From: Brent Hendricks <brentmh@ece.rice.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 15:24:20 -0500
Message-ID: <3EC93D74.5070904@ece.rice.edu>
To: www-math@w3.org
Cc: lizzardg@rice.edu

Is there an accepted notation for marking up directional (ie. vector) 
derivatives (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/DirectionalDerivative.html) in 
content MathML?  My first inclination was to use the <gradient> tag, but 
that's not quite correct since it's really the dot product of the 
gradient and the unit direction vector.  Is the <diff/> tag appropriate 
here?  How would I specify the directional vector?  A <bvar> perhaps?

-- Brent


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