Department of Mathematics

Math 300: Mathematical Computing

Assignment 3

No markup language can encompass every sort of feature that might ever be imagined for typesetting. HTML, in particular, was always envisioned as a minimalist markup language. While HTML5 is vastly more wide-ranging than earlier versions of HTML, many browsers have refused to support all its features. To fill in the gaps they have left, certain polyfills have been developed, some to a very high level. Polyfills are programs that implement typesetting features that browsers do not.

The most important polyfill for us, as mathematicians, is called MathJax. It allows us to typeset mathematics using MathML or TeX, and works in essentially any browser. For this assignment, make a new HTML page, copy and paste the following text near the top of your page,

<script type="text/javascript" src="">

and then type your page to mimic this one. Some details are worth noting:

To turn in the assignment, mail your HTML page to the instructor by 9 AM on Tuesday, 20 September. The assignment is worth 35 points.

The last test will take place at the final exam time, Monday 12 December, 1:30-3:30. It will be written as a one-hour in-class on-line test. As usual, you can use any resources you want. A Sample Exam is available. Note that the URL for the exam will not be emailed to all. If you need to take the exam from outside class, contact the instructor to get on the email list.

Assignment B is posted.

Most recent scores are on-line at My.math. Check the Info page. Let the instructor know if you find a discrepancy.

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