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Re: Prefix Forms on the BasicMath Palette
On Dec 11, 2:47 am, Syd Geraghty <sydgerag... at mac.com> wrote: > David, > > Both can be used correctly on my system. However the sub prefix could > be aligned a little lower (eg half the character height) for my taste. > > Also I thought in previous versions that hovering the pointer over > palette items gave the item name in tooltip fashion which I found > useful. > That does not work now. > > One possible reason on my system is that I have magnified the > standard palettes to make reading & selection of items easier but I > cannot believe this should be the case. > > Also searching the documentation for a quite a few minutes did not > identify the palette items in question. > > (Even though there is a Prefix Operator defined and there are "Names > of Symbols and Mathematical Objects" & "Mathematical Notation > Characters" sections in Help.) > > > On the BasicMath Palette there are two forms that appear to have > > sub and > > super scripts in a prefix position. They are the two items on the > > right in > > the next to last row. > > Yours truly ... Syd > > Syd Geraghty B.Sc., M.Sc. > sydgerag... at mac.com > San Jose, CA > > My System > > Mathematic 6.0.1 for Mac OS X x86 (32 - bit) (June 19, 2007) License > L2983-5890 > MacOS X V 10.4 .10 > MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM > > On Dec 10, 2007, at 1:34 AM, David Park wrote: > > > On the BasicMath Palette there are two forms that appear to have > > sub and > > super scripts in a prefix position. They are the two items on the > > right in > > the next to last row. > > > These do not appear to work at all, and there does not appear to be > > corresponding names for them. Does anyone how these work and what > > one can do > > with them? > > > David Park > > > djmp... at comcast.net > > > <http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark>http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark I tried all 10 input forms in the last 2 lines of Basic Bath palette. I filled them with undefined symbols like a,b,c and pressed enter. My preliminary conclusions: 1-none of the forms (except the 2 mentiond by David) have a predefined meaning 2- the ones mentioned by David generate a syntax error. Mathematica apparently expects something more or something different than undefined a,b symbols. These 2 input forms could be used in Chemistry to indicate atomic properties or perhaps in mathematical physics to indicate some special function. They might have a preassigned meaning, since Mathematica expects a more complex input syntax.