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The eq operator is used to write equations. It is used in the same way as any other operator. That is, itis the first child of an apply. It takes two (or more) children which are the two quantities that are equal to eachother. For example, " a times b plus a times c equals a times the quantity b plus c " would be written as shown. <m:math> <m:apply> <m:eq/> <m:apply> <m:plus/> <m:apply> <m:times/> <m:ci>a</m:ci> <m:ci>b</m:ci> </m:apply> <m:apply> <m:times/> <m:ci>a</m:ci> <m:ci>c</m:ci> </m:apply> </m:apply> <m:apply> <m:times/> <m:ci>a</m:ci> <m:apply> <m:plus/> <m:ci>b</m:ci> <m:ci>c</m:ci> </m:apply> </m:apply> </m:apply> </m:math> This will display as a b a c a b c .


The operator for an integral is int . However, unlike the operators and functions discussed above, it haschildren that define the independent variable that you integrate with respect to ( bvar ) and the interval over which the integral is taken (use either lowlimit and uplimit , or interval , or condition ). lowlimit and uplimit (which go together), interval , and condition are just three different ways of denoting the integrands. Don't forget that the bvar, lowlimit , uplimit , interval , and condition children take token elements as well. The following is "the integral of f of x with respect to x from 0 to b ." <m:math> <m:apply> <m:int/> <m:bvar><m:ci>x</m:ci></m:bvar> <m:lowlimit><m:cn>0</m:cn></m:lowlimit> <m:uplimit><m:ci>b</m:ci></m:uplimit> <m:apply> <m:ci type='fn'>f</m:ci> <m:ci>x</m:ci> </m:apply> </m:apply> </m:math> This will display as x 0 b f x .


The derivative operator is diff . The derivative is done in much the same way as the integral. That is, youneed to define a base variable (using bvar ). The following is "the derivative of the function f of x , with respect to x ." <m:math> <m:apply> <m:diff/> <m:bvar> <m:ci>x</m:ci> </m:bvar> <m:apply> <m:ci type="fn">f</m:ci> <m:ci>x</m:ci> </m:apply> </m:apply> </m:math> This will display as x f x .

To apply a higher level derivative to a function, add a degree tag inside of the bvar tag. The degree tag will contain the order of the derivative. Thefollowing shows "the second derivative of the function f of x , with respect to x ." <m:math> <m:apply> <m:diff/> <m:bvar> <m:ci>x</m:ci> <m:degree><m:cn>2</m:cn></m:degree> </m:bvar> <m:apply><m:ci type="fn">f</m:ci> <m:ci>x</m:ci> </m:apply> </m:apply> </m:math> This will display as x 2 f x .

Vector and matrices

Vectors are created as a combination of other elements using the vector tag. <m:math> <m:vector> <m:apply> <m:plus/> <m:ci>x</m:ci> <m:ci>y</m:ci> </m:apply> <m:ci>z</m:ci> <m:cn>0</m:cn> </m:vector> </m:math> This will display as x y z 0 .

Matrices are done in a similar manner. Each matrix element contains several matrixrow elements. Then each matrixrow element contains several other elements. <m:math> <m:matrix> <m:matrixrow> <m:ci>a</m:ci> <m:ci>b</m:ci> <m:ci>c</m:ci> </m:matrixrow> <m:matrixrow> <m:ci>d</m:ci> <m:ci>e</m:ci> <m:ci>f</m:ci> </m:matrixrow> <m:matrixrow> <m:ci>g</m:ci> <m:ci>h</m:ci> <m:ci>j</m:ci> </m:matrixrow> </m:matrix> </m:math> This will display as a b c d e f g h j .

There are also operators to take the determinant and the transpose of a matrix as well as to select elements fromwithin the matrix.


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Other resources

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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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