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Alain Schremmer
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun May 10 11:41:36 EDT 2009
I had not realized that this would get me into serious thinking and
learning. So, the case will have to be "continued" until I have
uploaded Reasonable Algebraic Functions, which should be the case
within the next few weeks. But I shall return.
Apologetic and embarrassed regards to all, onlist as well as offlist,
who have tried to help me with that.
--schremmer
On May 9, 2009, at 7:58 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>
> Am 09.05.2009 um 07:11 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>
>> \begin{center}
>> \begin{tabular}{@{} |l|l| @{}}
>> \hline
>> %Row0title
>> \textbf{Task} 13
>> & \textbf{Solution}
>> \\
>> \hline
>> %Row0text
>> \begin{minipage}[t]{50mm}
>> Given the function $f$ whose global input-output rule is
>> \begin{displaymath}
>> x \xrightarrow{\hspace{2mm} f\hspace{2mm}} f(x) =
>> \frac{\polynomial[reciprocal]{1,,,-8}}{\polynomial[reciprocal]
>> {1,,-1}}
>> \end{displaymath}
>> find the sign of the \emph{concavity} of $f$ near $\infty$
>> \vspace{2mm}
>> \end{minipage}
>> & \begin{minipage}[t]{110mm}
>
>
> You don't gain much when you use \begin{center} for such a wide
> table instead of the geometry package (the page will look better,
> too). And you also make the code too complicated by using minipages
> in tables. It's possible, that's clear and obvious, but
>
> \begin{tabular}{|p{50mm}|p{110mm}|} % what do the @{} on both
> sides give with |?
>
> without minipages give automatically the same result. The p{width}
> setting puts the text of the cell into a
>
> \parbox[t]{width}{cell's context}
>
> (And a minipage isn't that different.) The separation of the
> exercises in *one* table (\begin{tabular}{|p{145mm}|p{15mm}|})
> without minipages can be achieved by
>
> \\\hline
> \multicolumn{2}{l}{}\\[-2mm]\hline
>
> The optional [-2mm] reduces the space between the lines. (The
> multicolumn statement also takes settings like
>
> \multicolumn{2}{|l|}{}\\[-2mm]\hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|l}{}\\[-2mm]\hline
> \multicolumn{2}{l|}{}\\[-2mm]\hline
>
> which might be able to suggest the use of just one large table
> spanning many pages with columns of discrete widths which are from
> case to case glued together by multicolumn statements.) And I think
> you also could put the multitude of little tables and text into one
> table…
>
>
> BTW, where does the \polynomial come from?
>
> --
> Greetings
>
> Pete
>
> Some day we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any
> direction.
>
>
>
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