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This course heavily relies on practicing codes in MathML. For this reason, a frame work enabling practice in desktop environment is planned, which does not require any specialized tool or software. The requirement for practicing MathML is two fold : (i) a text editor that composes code lines as plain text without introducing any formatting characters and (ii) a browser that is capable to implement MathML.

It is recommended to use an advanced text editor like MS Word to handle the first task. We shall use it in a specialized mode to serve our purpose. Use of advanced text editor, as against editors designed to save file as plain text like notepad available on Windows platform, is recommended. This preference is mainly owing tot to the advanced editing facilities available and the ease of inserting mathematical symbols available in professional text editor. Subsequently, we shall also learn to use macros available with advanced editors to replicate basic code blocks.

The other issue of using a MathML enabled browser is extremely important as mathML rendering would ,otherwise, be severely distorted. Most of the advanced browser has inherent capability in this regard or with available plug-ins. This aspect, however, may not be overlooked for implementation of MathML features in its complete manifestation – particularly when such browsers are available free and takes less than 5 minutes to install on the desktop.

We must understand that MathML specifications are W3C guidelines for the renderer (the product or program that displays content like browsers). It is, therefore, always likely that there are differences in details in the style of presentation by different browsers – even though they are MathML compatible. Notwithstanding the subtle differences, the browsers should be capable to implement MathML codes and hence the requirement of one such to experiment with MathML codes.

Further, we need a separate folder to work with the tutorials and experiment with MathML codes. In the following paragraphs, we enlist precise instructions to prepare the enviorment for MathML code testing :

1: Create a separate working folder for experimenting with the mathML codes (say C:/MathML/testing).

2: In case, you do not have MathML compatible browser already installed on your desktop, download Mozilla Firefox form www.mozilla.org . Install the same by double clicking the Firefox executable setup file. While installing, let the set up program fetches your preferences and other parameters from the browser already installed on the desktop. The set up program shall eventually ask you to whether set Firefox as the default browser on your desktop. For the time being, you may choose to retain the already installed browser as the default one.

2: Ensure that all fonts required for rendering MathML is installed on your computer. In case, you are using Mozilla browser, visit Mozilla web page (External Link) . The page lists “Fonts to Install”. Click the “font installer” hyper link and download the font installer on your desk top. Once the installer is downloaded, just open the same to install the fonts.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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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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