Displaying formulas as embedded calculations in scientific literature, textbooks and educational web apps
Valery Ochkov1, Evgeny Nikulchev2, Sasha Gurke3
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 21(1) 7-12
1National Research University "MPEI", Moscow, Russia 111250
2Moscow Technological Institute, Moscow, Russia 119334
3Elsevier, 230 Park Ave., New York, USA 10169
Mathematical expressions can be added or edited in electronic media as embedded calculations. Formulas in an electronic document are not just expressions written in a formal language, they are also an object that could be studied, helping to comprehend a text and avoid many typos and mistakes typical for mathematical formulas found in print. This article describes some features of formulas embedded in online scientific literature and educational web apps. The article is based on the experience of teaching of engineering subjects and math assisted by the visualization of calculations. The authors examine key features and practical application of calculations and formulas embedded into the scientific and educational texts.