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RE: Volume integrals in Content MathML

From: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 14:15:50 -0800
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To: <joebmath@yahoo.com>
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Makes sense.




From: JB Collins [mailto:joebmath@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 4:13 PM
To: Robert Miner
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Subject: RE: Volume integrals in Content MathML


I was using the LaTeX representation only as a shorthand for communication.
What I am really interested in is specifying the semantic content by using a standardized convention (content mathml) rather than the more informal conventions LaTeX takes advantage of.

Indeed, David's latest suggestion, utilizing the domainofapplication element, seems to call for my further study.

Joe Collins
--- On Tue, 11/4/08, Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com> wrote:

From: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>
Subject: RE: Volume integrals in Content MathML
To: joebmath@yahoo.com, "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 4:19 PM

I remark without prejudice that the LaTeX encoding isnąt attempting to capture semantics, merely layout glyphs.  If you are content with the LaTeX encoding, why not use presentation MathML to achieve the same result?




From: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of JB Collins
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 3:06 PM
To: David Carlisle
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Subject: Re: Volume integrals in Content MathML



Alternate differential volume element representations are (in LaTeX)
$d^3{\bf r}, d\tau, dV$.
For usage context, see for example: 
Gauss's Theorem, Chap1, §1.1, Math Methods for Physicists, 2ed, by G. Arfken (1970), and corresponding exercises.
Also Chap 5, titled "Vector Integration", in Schaum's Outline of "Vector Analysis" by M. R. Spiegel (1959)

It would be useful to have a way to abstractly refer, in a basis free manner, to curves, surfaces, volumes, etc., over which integrals are to be evaluated.

Joe C.

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