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== Equation template ==
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Would you like to help out? Suggested projects are posted on our [[Current events| current projects]] page.
 
 
I'm trying to organise the standard information on each equation in a template, [[Template:Equation]].  You can see some instances of this template in action on the [[cubic NLS]] page, as well as on some of its children.  I'll slowly start propagating this template across the equations (also an excuse to do some more cleanup as I revisit each page). [[User:Tao|Terry]] 01:18, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
 
 
 
:More generally, we now have a [[DispersiveWiki:Template|template page]] to organise the emerging set of templates we will use.  Actually we could use some very short templates, such as a Schrodinger template to get that umlaut automatically in there, or perhaps templates for popular journals which contain HTML links to their web pages; the possibilities are endless :-).  [[User:Tao|Terry]] 15:05, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
 
 
 
 
 
== Copyright ==
 
 
 
Ugh, I hate legal issues, but at some point we have to choose a copyright license for this wiki to govern how the content can be copied
 
in the future.  It seems that most Wiki's use the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFDL GFDL], which basically allows anyone to copy the material so long as they attribute the source, and also extend the same freedom to subsequent users of the material - the term for this seems to be "copyleft".  (See for instance [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights Wikipedia's copyright license].)  I am not experienced with these things but this seems reasonable enough to me.  Any thoughts?  (Eventually the licence sill need to be put on [[Project:Copyrights|this page]].) [[User:Tao|Terry]] 11:20, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
 
 
 
  
 
== Connections to other Wikis ==
 
== Connections to other Wikis ==
  
I am actually gate crashing your site.  I have set up a wiki similar
 
to your own devoted to water waves.
 
[http://www.wikiwaves.org www.wikiwaves.org]
 
At the moment it is something of
 
a one man band - with help from a few arm twisted students and
 
collegues.  I am really impressed with what you have done here -
 
I naievely hoped that all I had to do was organise the website
 
and others would join.
 
I am wondering about a few points of connection
 
 
# It might be good to have links across wikis - i.e. if some water wave equations are dicussed on your site, then we should have a link to your site.
 
#It might be useful to share resources - for example we have a program to convert latex to wiki. We have developed this program but it has also been developed by others and can always be improved
 
#Marketing - it will be easier for me to say to collegues - checkout this great wiki on ... - why don't you help to make one for our subject. 
 
 
One idea I have is a central wiki site from which could contain
 
general information and a pointer to scientific/mathematical wikis.
 
I also think that having a name for these kinds of wikis would
 
be useful - branding is everything!
 
  
I hope this posting was fine - I didn't know of a better place to put it.
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There is a [http://www.wikiindex.com/Category:Math list of Math Wiki's] on Wikipedia.
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See for example the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Partial_differential_equations collection] of PDE related pages on wikipedia. For basic concepts in PDE, perhaps we should further develop
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those pages. For more specialized resources like a bibliography, it may be better to use this space. [[User:Colliand|Colliand]] 11:28, 15 September 2006 (EDT)
  
:Thanks for your link to (and work on) the water waves wiki and other tools. There are definitely connections between the two wikis :since many dispersive equations (e.g. Korteweg-de Vries, nonlinear Schrodinger, Davey-Stewartson) emerge in certain asymptotic regimes :from the water wave problem. We should indeed include relevant interlinks between the wikis.
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== Notation ==
  
:I like your suggestion about forming a central "mathematics wiki" which would point to sub-wikis like the dispersive and water wave :wikis. (See also the knot atlas wiki [http://katlas.math.toronto.edu/wiki/Main_Page]) A main issue that we have been facing with the :dispersive wiki is standardization of content, especially references. We'd like to move all our references into a template with links :to mathscinet and arxiv. To do so, we'd like to develop a robot which will automate the content editing into templates. 10:25, 31 August 2006 (EDT)~~
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This wiki looks like a great resource for people like me who don't deal with PDE's full time, but need help every once in a while.  One request: could someone compile a page discussing the notation?  As a physicist, I hardly ever see (for example) Δ used to denote the Laplacian; usually, it's ∇<sup>2</sup>. Without a central notation page, it's hard to decipher some of the equations. And does y<sub>x</sub> mean the partial derivative of y with respect to x?  Thanks. [[User:JessRiedel|JessRiedel]] 10:32, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

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Would you like to help out? Suggested projects are posted on our current projects page.

Connections to other Wikis

There is a list of Math Wiki's on Wikipedia. See for example the collection of PDE related pages on wikipedia. For basic concepts in PDE, perhaps we should further develop those pages. For more specialized resources like a bibliography, it may be better to use this space. Colliand 11:28, 15 September 2006 (EDT)

Notation

This wiki looks like a great resource for people like me who don't deal with PDE's full time, but need help every once in a while. One request: could someone compile a page discussing the notation? As a physicist, I hardly ever see (for example) Δ used to denote the Laplacian; usually, it's ∇2. Without a central notation page, it's hard to decipher some of the equations. And does yx mean the partial derivative of y with respect to x? Thanks. JessRiedel 10:32, 18 February 2010 (UTC)