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,
and then type your page to mimic this one. Some details are worth noting:
- You will do the example section using YOUR name, not that of the instructor.
- If your family name is hyphenated, you may use the name to the right of the hyphen. For example, John Smythe-Barre would make the barre function for his example.
- If your family name contains a space, then use the whole name without the space. For example Harun al Rashid would make the alrashid function for his example.
- For emphasis: your HTML page will have YOUR name on it. Thus, Rob van der Loo's page would have the Algorithm section as it was typeset in the image; but the Example section would have "Cooper" replaced by "vanderloo" every place, with \(K=9\) and the corresponding changes in the numbers and coefficients.
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.