(Excerpt from "The MathML Handbook" by Pavi Sandhu)
Constructor elements are the building blocks of content markup. They are so called because they construct complete expressions out of more basic components such as operators, functions, variables, and numbers. They are also used to create compound objects such as lists, sets, vectors, or matrices. They accomplish this by providing a framework for combining other content elements that represent more basic mathematical objects such as numbers, identifiers, operators, and functions. In this section, we look at some important constructor elements and give simple examples to illustrate their meaning and usage.
- The apply element
- The declare element
- The lambda element
- Sets and lists
- Vectors and matrices
- Piecewise declarations
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