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latex/mathjax formatting hint #Equations

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 

Another typesetting right.

In mathjax/latex, instead of using \bigg for surrounding expressions, it is best to user \left and \right.

For example, use

\[\left[ \theta + \frac{ \pi}{2} \right] \]

instead of

\[\bigg[ \theta + \frac{ \pi}{2} \bigg]\]

This is because \bigg doesn't scale very well to different sizes.

Regards,

Delmar
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Re: Page Indexing Error #Formatting

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 

That is because the page is not rendered correct below. All that white space means your HTML is screwy and thus mathjax does not render properly (even if written correctly) above.

On 2/19/2019 9:56 PM, qdnguy@... wrote:
My page index is returning an error even though the title appears to be normally formatted. I recall a message about this issue, but the solution included in the previous message isn't solving the issue.



https://med.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Anatomy_and_Physiology/Book%3A_Anatomy_and_Physiology_(OpenStax)/Unit_1%3A_Levels_of_Organization/2%3A_The_Chemical_Level_of_Organization/2.03%3A_Chemical_Reactions 
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Page Indexing Error #Formatting

qdnguy@...
 

My page index is returning an error even though the title appears to be normally formatted. I recall a message about this issue, but the solution included in the previous message isn't solving the issue.



https://med.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Anatomy_and_Physiology/Book%3A_Anatomy_and_Physiology_(OpenStax)/Unit_1%3A_Levels_of_Organization/2%3A_The_Chemical_Level_of_Organization/2.03%3A_Chemical_Reactions 


MathPix to making Equation Construction EASY #Equations

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 

Dear Developers:

Want to make your typesetting easier? For those of you working with projects requiring typesetting equations, it should be clear to you that this is the limiting factor in harvesting/creating content on the LibreTexts. It is important to get skills in MathJax via the latex coding so that you can troubleshoot, but there is an easier way to go: mathpix.

If you install mathpix (https://mathpix.com/) on your computer, you can do a screen special shot of an equation (ctrl-alt-m) and mathpix will do a OCR to convert the equation into latex code and store the code in the computer clipboard for (ctrl-v) pasting. This system work VERY well and is especially useful for complex equations that are difficult/slow to code in in latex, e.g., matrices. It doesn't work always, but 95% of the time isn't bad.

Regards,
Delmar


Re: McMurry Map Exercises-Solutions

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 


On 2/15/2019 1:06 PM, Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl wrote:

Delmar:


Okay, so if we have one area with all the chapter questions/answers and say they were coupled like:


1 Question - Answer (hidden)

2 Question - Answer (hidden)

3 Question - Answer (hidden)

.

.

etc.


We can follow this approach in the chapter Q/A depot.


Is there a way to transclude specific question-answers to where we need them in other parts of the LibreTexts universe? If so how?


Not sure. If we can tranclude to one page, we can to any page.


Right now in the Homework Exercises I find I can only transclude chunks that are under one heading. If I don't separate with a heading everything seems to transclude over. Do we need a heading for each question-answer or is there an easier way to do this?


Yes. We can high or change the system of the heading, but we need it for each problem. Alternatively, we can couple the problems into the homework system and bring over, which will be an option soon.



Cheers, Dietmar




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Professor of Chemistry
Athabasca University

E-mail: dietmark@...
URL: science.athabascau.ca/staff-pages/dietmark







From: Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
Sent: February 14, 2019 6:16 PM
To: Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl; Morsch, Layne A.; Kelly Matthews; Daniel Berger; Building@Libretexts.groups.io; Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: McMurry Map Exercises-Solutions
 

I favor flexibility and allowing faculty to chose their preference.


However, having the questions in one area in a chapter provides that flexibility as we can transclude them back in.


If you want to keep a set of problems together with the page, one option is a subpage of each page with the select problems. See the Oregon Institute of Tech chem book.


https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Oregon_Institute_of_Technology/OIT%3A_CHE_202_-_General_Chemistry_II/Unit_3%3A_Periodic_Patterns

chem.libretexts.org
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I added you guys to the the Construction Forum and the internal group discussions. By cc'ing the relevant groups in the email the discussions can be maintained for future review (to avoid repetition).


Delmar


On 2/13/2019 12:41 PM, Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl wrote:

1) I'm not convinced that exclusively putting all the exercises into one section on its own at the end of a chapter is optimal. I think when new concepts and content are introduced, having a couple of exercises in close proximity is helpful to the learning process. If there is too much separation I worry that it becomes harder for some students to 'get' the material. Even in the original McMurry text there are imbedded problems in the text of the chapter, as well as end-of-chapter exercises.


I would suggest we keep at least a couple of exercises in each section. We could then incorporate these (again) at the end of the chapter in its own section, while also providing additional questions that draw on multiple parts of the chapter and/or are cognitively higher order questions (rather than drills). It would allow all the questions to be in one area for those students who just want access to that without having to wade through all the text.


A big question here (Delmar) is what is the best strategy to house the exercises and solutions? Would it be one big chunk for each chapter? Or is there a way to tag individual questions, so profs using the McMurry map as a source for their own custom textbook could pick and choose what is included (via transclusion?). The former big-chunk methodology would be easier for us, but it would require instructors to either assign specific exercises by number or cut and paste individual exercises.


2) If you go to Section 5.2 (link below) and scroll down to Example 5.2.1, you will see a question and a hidden answer which is revealed when you click on it. You can create these yourself in the editing mode. Click on the "Elements" tab at the top of the page and select "Templates" from the menu that pops up. Then select the "AddDefinitionList" template from the drop down menu. the template will be embedded wherever your cursor was on the text of the page. You can then add your own content.


Cheers, Dietmar


  https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/Map%3A_Organic_Chemistry_(McMurry)/Chapter_05%3A_Stereochemistry_at_Tetrahedral_Centers/5.02_The_Reason_for_Handedness_in_Molecules%3A_Chirality 

chem.libretexts.org
A consideration of the chirality of molecular configurations explains the curious stereoisomerism observed for lactic acid, carvone and a multitude of other organic compounds.




_____________________________________

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC
Professor of Chemistry
Athabasca University

E-mail: dietmark@...
URL: science.athabascau.ca/staff-pages/dietmark







From: Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...>
Sent: February 13, 2019 7:45 AM
To: Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl; Kelly Matthews; Delmar Larsen; Daniel Berger
Subject: Re: McMurry text next steps
 

This message said that it failed to send, so if you get it twice, I apologize.


Layne

Exercises:

The following directions came from a calculus text, but it seems like it would be valuable to follow this idea for all texts and in our case, McMurry.


At this point, I'd like to see the exercise sets collected in one page at the end of each chapter, although those in Chapter 3 seem to be at the end of each section.  If these are unedited, you can pull those out to a single page like the others, if you have time.

Then for each set, please number the problems consecutively starting at 1.  I believe every odd question in this book has an answer.  Please place these in hidden Answer code below each question where a solution is provided.

What sounds like it may be helpful is to have for each chapter of McMurry a final section that is Exercises. And have the page transcluded directly from the Exercises source page. 
chem.libretexts.org
These are the homework exercises to accompany the Textmap for McMurry's Organic Chemistry textbook.

Dietmar - Is there a way to explain to everyone how to do this (transcluding content)? I have copied and pasted from one page to another, but never linked to the original page while editing.

Images:

I think Dietmar’s suggestion 3 is best. Let’s try to upload any missing images directly to the page as well as any images that don’t seem to follow standard image properties.

I think we all agreed to use ACS Document style 1996 which exists in ChemDraw and ChemDoodle - here are the details from ACS about this style in case you want to set it yourself in any program.

Chemical Structures

Prepare chemical structures according to the guidelines below. These parameters are specifically for ChemDraw (make sure to use the ACS-1996 document settings); authors using other drawing packages should adapt these parameters to their systems.

As drawing settings select:

Item   Settings
chain angle   120 degrees
bond spacing   18% of width
fixed length   14.4 pt (0.2 in.)
bold width   2.0 pt (0.0278 in.)
line width   0.6 pt (0.0083 in.)
margin width   1.6 pt (0.0222 in.)
hash spacing   2.5 (0.0345 in.)

As text settings select:

Item   Settings
font   Helvetica (Mac), Arial (PC)
size   10 pt
Under the preferences choose:
units   points
tolerances   3 pixels


I think the default would be to not show hydrogens on carbon unless that hydrogen is being discussed. Also not labeling any C unless there is an important reason. I think this is especially true after chapter 3 or 4 when the C and H labels are still being used to define structural aspects.
(an example of structures that should be replaced section 4.1 introduction where is shows the 4 cyclic alkanes



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The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
 lmorsc1@...
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Re: McMurry Map Exercises-Solutions

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl <dietmark@...>
 

Delmar:


Okay, so if we have one area with all the chapter questions/answers and say they were coupled like:


1 Question - Answer (hidden)

2 Question - Answer (hidden)

3 Question - Answer (hidden)

.

.

etc.


Is there a way to transclude specific question-answers to where we need them in other parts of the LibreTexts universe? If so how? 


Right now in the Homework Exercises I find I can only transclude chunks that are under one heading. If I don't separate with a heading everything seems to transclude over. Do we need a heading for each question-answer or is there an easier way to do this?


Cheers, Dietmar




_____________________________________

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC
Professor of Chemistry
Athabasca University

E-mail: dietmark@...
URL: science.athabascau.ca/staff-pages/dietmark







From: Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
Sent: February 14, 2019 6:16 PM
To: Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl; Morsch, Layne A.; Kelly Matthews; Daniel Berger; Building@Libretexts.groups.io; Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io
Subject: Re: McMurry Map Exercises-Solutions
 

I favor flexibility and allowing faculty to chose their preference.


However, having the questions in one area in a chapter provides that flexibility as we can transclude them back in.


If you want to keep a set of problems together with the page, one option is a subpage of each page with the select problems. See the Oregon Institute of Tech chem book.


https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Oregon_Institute_of_Technology/OIT%3A_CHE_202_-_General_Chemistry_II/Unit_3%3A_Periodic_Patterns

chem.libretexts.org
The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, and 1413739.


I added you guys to the the Construction Forum and the internal group discussions. By cc'ing the relevant groups in the email the discussions can be maintained for future review (to avoid repetition).


Delmar


On 2/13/2019 12:41 PM, Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl wrote:

1) I'm not convinced that exclusively putting all the exercises into one section on its own at the end of a chapter is optimal. I think when new concepts and content are introduced, having a couple of exercises in close proximity is helpful to the learning process. If there is too much separation I worry that it becomes harder for some students to 'get' the material. Even in the original McMurry text there are imbedded problems in the text of the chapter, as well as end-of-chapter exercises.


I would suggest we keep at least a couple of exercises in each section. We could then incorporate these (again) at the end of the chapter in its own section, while also providing additional questions that draw on multiple parts of the chapter and/or are cognitively higher order questions (rather than drills). It would allow all the questions to be in one area for those students who just want access to that without having to wade through all the text.


A big question here (Delmar) is what is the best strategy to house the exercises and solutions? Would it be one big chunk for each chapter? Or is there a way to tag individual questions, so profs using the McMurry map as a source for their own custom textbook could pick and choose what is included (via transclusion?). The former big-chunk methodology would be easier for us, but it would require instructors to either assign specific exercises by number or cut and paste individual exercises.


2) If you go to Section 5.2 (link below) and scroll down to Example 5.2.1, you will see a question and a hidden answer which is revealed when you click on it. You can create these yourself in the editing mode. Click on the "Elements" tab at the top of the page and select "Templates" from the menu that pops up. Then select the "AddDefinitionList" template from the drop down menu. the template will be embedded wherever your cursor was on the text of the page. You can then add your own content.


Cheers, Dietmar


  https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/Map%3A_Organic_Chemistry_(McMurry)/Chapter_05%3A_Stereochemistry_at_Tetrahedral_Centers/5.02_The_Reason_for_Handedness_in_Molecules%3A_Chirality 

chem.libretexts.org
A consideration of the chirality of molecular configurations explains the curious stereoisomerism observed for lactic acid, carvone and a multitude of other organic compounds.




_____________________________________

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC
Professor of Chemistry
Athabasca University

E-mail: dietmark@...
URL: science.athabascau.ca/staff-pages/dietmark







From: Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...>
Sent: February 13, 2019 7:45 AM
To: Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl; Kelly Matthews; Delmar Larsen; Daniel Berger
Subject: Re: McMurry text next steps
 

This message said that it failed to send, so if you get it twice, I apologize.


Layne

Exercises:

The following directions came from a calculus text, but it seems like it would be valuable to follow this idea for all texts and in our case, McMurry.


At this point, I'd like to see the exercise sets collected in one page at the end of each chapter, although those in Chapter 3 seem to be at the end of each section.  If these are unedited, you can pull those out to a single page like the others, if you have time.

Then for each set, please number the problems consecutively starting at 1.  I believe every odd question in this book has an answer.  Please place these in hidden Answer code below each question where a solution is provided.

What sounds like it may be helpful is to have for each chapter of McMurry a final section that is Exercises. And have the page transcluded directly from the Exercises source page. 
chem.libretexts.org
These are the homework exercises to accompany the Textmap for McMurry's Organic Chemistry textbook.

Dietmar - Is there a way to explain to everyone how to do this (transcluding content)? I have copied and pasted from one page to another, but never linked to the original page while editing.

Images:

I think Dietmar’s suggestion 3 is best. Let’s try to upload any missing images directly to the page as well as any images that don’t seem to follow standard image properties.

I think we all agreed to use ACS Document style 1996 which exists in ChemDraw and ChemDoodle - here are the details from ACS about this style in case you want to set it yourself in any program.

Chemical Structures

Prepare chemical structures according to the guidelines below. These parameters are specifically for ChemDraw (make sure to use the ACS-1996 document settings); authors using other drawing packages should adapt these parameters to their systems.

As drawing settings select:

Item   Settings
chain angle   120 degrees
bond spacing   18% of width
fixed length   14.4 pt (0.2 in.)
bold width   2.0 pt (0.0278 in.)
line width   0.6 pt (0.0083 in.)
margin width   1.6 pt (0.0222 in.)
hash spacing   2.5 (0.0345 in.)

As text settings select:

Item   Settings
font   Helvetica (Mac), Arial (PC)
size   10 pt
Under the preferences choose:
units   points
tolerances   3 pixels


I think the default would be to not show hydrogens on carbon unless that hydrogen is being discussed. Also not labeling any C unless there is an important reason. I think this is especially true after chapter 3 or 4 when the C and H labels are still being used to define structural aspects.
(an example of structures that should be replaced section 4.1 introduction where is shows the 4 cyclic alkanes



Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
 lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487
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Re: McMurry Map Exercises-Solutions

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 

I favor flexibility and allowing faculty to chose their preference.


However, having the questions in one area in a chapter provides that flexibility as we can transclude them back in.


If you want to keep a set of problems together with the page, one option is a subpage of each page with the select problems. See the Oregon Institute of Tech chem book.


https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Oregon_Institute_of_Technology/OIT%3A_CHE_202_-_General_Chemistry_II/Unit_3%3A_Periodic_Patterns


I added you guys to the the Construction Forum and the internal group discussions. By cc'ing the relevant groups in the email the discussions can be maintained for future review (to avoid repetition).


Delmar


On 2/13/2019 12:41 PM, Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl wrote:

1) I'm not convinced that exclusively putting all the exercises into one section on its own at the end of a chapter is optimal. I think when new concepts and content are introduced, having a couple of exercises in close proximity is helpful to the learning process. If there is too much separation I worry that it becomes harder for some students to 'get' the material. Even in the original McMurry text there are imbedded problems in the text of the chapter, as well as end-of-chapter exercises.


I would suggest we keep at least a couple of exercises in each section. We could then incorporate these (again) at the end of the chapter in its own section, while also providing additional questions that draw on multiple parts of the chapter and/or are cognitively higher order questions (rather than drills). It would allow all the questions to be in one area for those students who just want access to that without having to wade through all the text.


A big question here (Delmar) is what is the best strategy to house the exercises and solutions? Would it be one big chunk for each chapter? Or is there a way to tag individual questions, so profs using the McMurry map as a source for their own custom textbook could pick and choose what is included (via transclusion?). The former big-chunk methodology would be easier for us, but it would require instructors to either assign specific exercises by number or cut and paste individual exercises.


2) If you go to Section 5.2 (link below) and scroll down to Example 5.2.1, you will see a question and a hidden answer which is revealed when you click on it. You can create these yourself in the editing mode. Click on the "Elements" tab at the top of the page and select "Templates" from the menu that pops up. Then select the "AddDefinitionList" template from the drop down menu. the template will be embedded wherever your cursor was on the text of the page. You can then add your own content.


Cheers, Dietmar


  https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/Map%3A_Organic_Chemistry_(McMurry)/Chapter_05%3A_Stereochemistry_at_Tetrahedral_Centers/5.02_The_Reason_for_Handedness_in_Molecules%3A_Chirality 

chem.libretexts.org
A consideration of the chirality of molecular configurations explains the curious stereoisomerism observed for lactic acid, carvone and a multitude of other organic compounds.




_____________________________________

Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC
Professor of Chemistry
Athabasca University

E-mail: dietmark@...
URL: science.athabascau.ca/staff-pages/dietmark







From: Morsch, Layne A. <lmorsc1@...>
Sent: February 13, 2019 7:45 AM
To: Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl; Kelly Matthews; Delmar Larsen; Daniel Berger
Subject: Re: McMurry text next steps
 

This message said that it failed to send, so if you get it twice, I apologize.


Layne

Exercises:

The following directions came from a calculus text, but it seems like it would be valuable to follow this idea for all texts and in our case, McMurry.


At this point, I'd like to see the exercise sets collected in one page at the end of each chapter, although those in Chapter 3 seem to be at the end of each section.  If these are unedited, you can pull those out to a single page like the others, if you have time.

Then for each set, please number the problems consecutively starting at 1.  I believe every odd question in this book has an answer.  Please place these in hidden Answer code below each question where a solution is provided.

What sounds like it may be helpful is to have for each chapter of McMurry a final section that is Exercises. And have the page transcluded directly from the Exercises source page. 
chem.libretexts.org
These are the homework exercises to accompany the Textmap for McMurry's Organic Chemistry textbook.

Dietmar - Is there a way to explain to everyone how to do this (transcluding content)? I have copied and pasted from one page to another, but never linked to the original page while editing.

Images:

I think Dietmar’s suggestion 3 is best. Let’s try to upload any missing images directly to the page as well as any images that don’t seem to follow standard image properties.

I think we all agreed to use ACS Document style 1996 which exists in ChemDraw and ChemDoodle - here are the details from ACS about this style in case you want to set it yourself in any program.

Chemical Structures

Prepare chemical structures according to the guidelines below. These parameters are specifically for ChemDraw (make sure to use the ACS-1996 document settings); authors using other drawing packages should adapt these parameters to their systems.

As drawing settings select:

Item   Settings
chain angle   120 degrees
bond spacing   18% of width
fixed length   14.4 pt (0.2 in.)
bold width   2.0 pt (0.0278 in.)
line width   0.6 pt (0.0083 in.)
margin width   1.6 pt (0.0222 in.)
hash spacing   2.5 (0.0345 in.)

As text settings select:

Item   Settings
font   Helvetica (Mac), Arial (PC)
size   10 pt
Under the preferences choose:
units   points
tolerances   3 pixels


I think the default would be to not show hydrogens on carbon unless that hydrogen is being discussed. Also not labeling any C unless there is an important reason. I think this is especially true after chapter 3 or 4 when the C and H labels are still being used to define structural aspects.
(an example of structures that should be replaced section 4.1 introduction where is shows the 4 cyclic alkanes



Dr. Layne A. Morsch
Department of Chemistry
The University of Illinois - Springfield
MS HSB 314
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
 lmorsc1@...
217-206-8487
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Re: General Format of Exercise Section

Preeti Chitre
 

thank you


From: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io <Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io> on behalf of Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:11 PM
To: Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io
Subject: [Libretexts-ConstructionForum] General Format of Exercise Section
 
From Paul Seeburger:

Hello, Preeti!


I'll be glad to give you some direction on these.


At this point, I'd like to see the exercise sets collected in one page at the end of each chapter, although those in Chapter 3 seem to be at the end of each section.  If these are unedited, you can pull those out to a single page like the others, if you have time.


Then for each set, please number the problems consecutively starting at 1.  I believe every odd question in this book has an answer.  Please place these in hidden Answer code below each question where a solution is provided.


See the OpenStax Calculus Chapter 5 Exercises for an example: https://math.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Calculus/Book%3A_Calculus_(OpenStax)/5%3A_Integration/5.E%3A_Integration_(Exercises)


Although not every section is fully edited, it is mostly done.  I've been working on that one.


I've noticed that the editing can be slow when using the whole chapter's exercises at once, so feel free to create Section by Section exercise pages first (maybe in the Homework Exercises area), and then copy and paste (or transclude) them together into a single page.  In fact, this sounds like a good plan... with the transclusion step making it easier to keep them edited, but also providing the sets in both individual and combined formats.


Also see the "When Editing Math Pages" guidelines on the following page: https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Remixer_University/LibreTexts_Construction_Guide/06%3A_Adding_and_Editing_Equations


Let me know if you have any questions.  I have two professors desiring to edit and adapt this Precalculus book, and one is using it this spring.


Thanks!


Paul


Paul Seeburger

Professor of Mathematics

Monroe Community College

1000 E. Henrietta Rd.

Rochester, NY  14623

585-292-2946

www.monroecc.edu/wusers/pseeburger  (Faculty webpage)

https://sites.monroecc.edu/multivariablecalculus/ (NSF Project website)

www.monroecc.edu/faculty/paulseeburger/calcnsf/CalcPlot3D/ (NSF Project Visualization JavaScript App)


From: Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:57 PM
To: Preeti Chitre; Seeburger, Paul (Mathematics)
Subject: Re: new pages?
 
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I will ask Paul to tell you his vision for exercises since they are more his than mine right now.

Delmar


On 2/11/2019 1:50 PM, Preeti Chitre wrote:
I believe I worked on this project for a couple of days only - you shifted me to a different project that was urgent at that time. 

I was trying to look up in the earlier chapters for guidance on format for integrating the exercises, but there is no particular format. For chapter 1, there is an Exercise section where all the end-of-the-section exercises for ch.1 are integrated. However, each exercise is done as a separate exercise block. 

There is no exercise section for ch.2 and ch.3. The exercises have been dumped at the end of each section and not formatted. 

But the rest of the chapters have exercises section. So I will continue with that. Is there a standard format for numbering the individual exercise? I remember in some earlier projects I had followed format of Q1 and S1and all the questions were listed first and the solutions later.
Let me know what format to follow. 

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General Format of Exercise Section

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 

From Paul Seeburger:

Hello, Preeti!


I'll be glad to give you some direction on these.


At this point, I'd like to see the exercise sets collected in one page at the end of each chapter, although those in Chapter 3 seem to be at the end of each section.  If these are unedited, you can pull those out to a single page like the others, if you have time.


Then for each set, please number the problems consecutively starting at 1.  I believe every odd question in this book has an answer.  Please place these in hidden Answer code below each question where a solution is provided.


See the OpenStax Calculus Chapter 5 Exercises for an example: https://math.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Calculus/Book%3A_Calculus_(OpenStax)/5%3A_Integration/5.E%3A_Integration_(Exercises)


Although not every section is fully edited, it is mostly done.  I've been working on that one.


I've noticed that the editing can be slow when using the whole chapter's exercises at once, so feel free to create Section by Section exercise pages first (maybe in the Homework Exercises area), and then copy and paste (or transclude) them together into a single page.  In fact, this sounds like a good plan... with the transclusion step making it easier to keep them edited, but also providing the sets in both individual and combined formats.


Also see the "When Editing Math Pages" guidelines on the following page: https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Remixer_University/LibreTexts_Construction_Guide/06%3A_Adding_and_Editing_Equations


Let me know if you have any questions.  I have two professors desiring to edit and adapt this Precalculus book, and one is using it this spring.


Thanks!


Paul


Paul Seeburger

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www.monroecc.edu/wusers/pseeburger  (Faculty webpage)

https://sites.monroecc.edu/multivariablecalculus/ (NSF Project website)

www.monroecc.edu/faculty/paulseeburger/calcnsf/CalcPlot3D/ (NSF Project Visualization JavaScript App)


From: Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:57 PM
To: Preeti Chitre; Seeburger, Paul (Mathematics)
Subject: Re: new pages?
 
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I will ask Paul to tell you his vision for exercises since they are more his than mine right now.

Delmar


On 2/11/2019 1:50 PM, Preeti Chitre wrote:
I believe I worked on this project for a couple of days only - you shifted me to a different project that was urgent at that time. 

I was trying to look up in the earlier chapters for guidance on format for integrating the exercises, but there is no particular format. For chapter 1, there is an Exercise section where all the end-of-the-section exercises for ch.1 are integrated. However, each exercise is done as a separate exercise block. 

There is no exercise section for ch.2 and ch.3. The exercises have been dumped at the end of each section and not formatted. 

But the rest of the chapters have exercises section. So I will continue with that. Is there a standard format for numbering the individual exercise? I remember in some earlier projects I had followed format of Q1 and S1and all the questions were listed first and the solutions later.
Let me know what format to follow. 

Thank you.
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	Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries
	Department of Chemistry
	University of California, Davis
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	Davis, CA 95616

	Office: (530) 754-9075
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Re: Atribution best practices? #Figures

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>
 
Edited

Arnie:

Many of the texts/projects that are harvested have their own style. We preserve then since changing them is not at the top of our list of things to so. My preference is adding something like this to the caption:

"Image used with permission (CC BY-SA-NC 30 Unported; Delmar Larsen)."

I like the attribution to be next to the Figure Captions since they should always be associated with any use of the corresponding image. This is versus having the attributions in a special area for cross referencing.

Does this address your question?

Delmar


Atribution best practices? #Figures

 

I've been wondering if we have a standard format for providing attributions for graphics? The Construction Guide doesn't really mention much: https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Remixer_University/LibreTexts_Construction_Guide/05%3A_Figures
Is there another guide somewhere? 
Creative Commons seems cumbersome to me: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/index.php/Best_practices_for_attribution


Questions?

Dorte Madsen
 

Hi everybody,
Welcome to the new Libretexts construction group! I am hoping that the lack of activity in this forum means that none of you are having problems in your work on the Libretexts libraries, otherwise please don't be shy, simply submit your questions as a new topic. You can do that either by sending a new email to the address  Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io (place the title of your topic in the subject line) or by selecting "New Topic" in the left side bar. 

If you have any questions regarding the group you can ask them by replying to this (again, you can do that either by replying to the email or on the groups.io website).

If for some reason you are unable to post to the site  feel free to contact me directly at dmadsen@...

Best, 

Dorte (Libretexts Project Coordinator)


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Dorte Madsen
 

Welcome to the Construction Forum. This group aims to support the building efforts of faculty, instructional designers, and student developers of content on the LibreTexts libraries.  

If you are new to editing the LibreTexts libraries, please check out the video of the zoom meeting Delmar had with developers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx219LKCxpQ&. We plan to make better mini-tutorials in the future. 

I have attached a simple breakdown of the front end of the editor for reference. 

Also check out the new Construction Guide https://chem.libretexts.org/Development_Details/LibreTexts_Construction_Guide This is still under construction.

If you have any Construction Questions, please review Construction Guide before posting here; we will update it with answers to questions running. The Construction Guide is - in the spirit of LibreTexts - always a work in progress. Feel free to improve it if you can. 

This post will be updated as more resources become available.


locked How to use this group #important #group

Dorte Madsen
 

This group is very similar to the old Google Group but it has some additional features. 

How to Post
There are two ways you can post to the group, either from the website or via email. 

To post from the website simply select "New Topic" in the left sidebar, enter a title for your post, select the appropriate hashtags (see below), and write your post. 

To post via email use the subject line to indicate the topic of your post and include appropriate hashtags. Send the email to Libretexts-ConstructionForum@groups.io. 

Hashtags
One main difference is that this group allows for hashtags and we will try to use them as productively as possible. I have added some suggested hashtags, try to use them if they are appropriate. If not, feel free to add your own. The nice thing about the hashtags is that if you go to the "# Hashtags" option in the side bar you will see the sorted tagged posts so it is easier to browse the posts to see if your question has already been asked. It is OK to add more than one hashtag if your question covers more than topic. For example, a question about copyright for a figure would be tagged both #figures and #license. 

Set your email preferences
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Edit your profile
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