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"mtext" token element

The “mtext” element plays similar role of rendering characters like “mo” amd “mn” elements, but with a difference. It does not convey the notional or symbolic aspect of mathematical identities and numbers, which require specific presentation and manipulation to convey mathematical meaning. The “mtext” element is used to present plain text, which may be used for comments and clarification.

This element is also useful to deliver white space and mixing verbose mathematical rendering consisting of word string. For example, we would need to say “The presentation of alpha character in MathML looks like : α”.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext>The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : </m:mtext> <m:mi>&alpha;</m:mi> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test4.xml”. The display looks like :

The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : α

Though “mtext” element manages the empty space within the string of words, but not around it. In order to enhance, readability, style and presentation, we may add empty space, using "&ThinSpace" entity character.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext>The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : &ThinSpace; </m:mtext> <m:mi>&alpha;</m:mi> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test4.xml”. The display looks like :

The presentation of alpha character in MathML is :   α

Color and size management of the content of “mtext” element is implemented with the common attributes of the token element i.e. mathvariant, mathsize, mathcolor and mathbackground directly on "mtext" element.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext mathvariant='bold' mathcolor='#fff' mathsize='12pt' mathbackground='#f55'> Example : </m:mtext> <m:mtext mathsize='10pt'> The above example illustrates application of “mfrac” element. </m:mtext> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test.xml”. The display looks like :

Example : This example illustrates application of theorem.

In general, mixing of text with mathematics may be implemented, using any of the three possibilities discussed here. First, we can rely on the rendering facility of the document in which “MathML” is embedded. This document could be any valid “xml” document, including HTML. Second, we may use the text rendering by “mtext” element as explained above. This is appropriate for text, which is neither the part of the general text flow in the document nor the part of the notional display of mathematical expression. It suits the requirement of text rendering, used for qualifying mathematical expression or comments. Third, displaying text with “mi” element, which is inline with the mathematical expression or a part of it.

"mspace" token element

    Attribute value types

  • width (default : "0em"): number h-unit | namedspace
  • height (default : "0ex"): number v-unit
  • depth (default : "0ex"): number v-unit
  • linebreak (default : "auto"): auto | newline | indentingnewline | nobreak | goodbreak | badbreak

Questions & Answers

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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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absolutely yes
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s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Source:  OpenStax, A primer in mathml. OpenStax CNX. Apr 19, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10345/1.16
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