Please note that i am not the Ian Bell who edited
"Maths for the Building Trades" [1997 - Longman].
I am the Ian Bell who wrote "Elite".
These pages require the SYMBOL font and use the old <FONT FACE=SYMBOL> method of accessing the symbols font not supported by Netscape 6 or some installations of Opera 6. I have chosen to retain this method in preference to modern unicode methods since the latter are still only partially supported by modern browsers and fail completely under legacy browsers such as Nestcape 4.5. My recomendation for viewing this work was Netscape 3 or 4.5 but I am now revising the Multivectors section for compatability with Firefox (in Windows).
Accordingly the mathematial symbols used in pages may not be appear correctly in Netscape 6+ or Opera 6+, but will function fine under earlier versions of these browsers.
If a capital sigma summation symbol appears here S then these symbols should appear OK in your browser. If an S or a square appears instead, they will not. Some browsers, notably MSIE, display most of the symbol font but fail to display or print the up arrow symbol [↑] which is used repeatedly in these documents.
[ If a sigma and nabla (triangle) appear here: ∑ ∇ then your browser supports the unicode method . ]
The Jester and Arial fonts are used for additional clarity, but are not strictly required.
Legacy browsers are available for free download from
http://browsers.evolt.org. I recommend installing Netscape3.04 as a small fast
safe browser for viewing and printing these and other symbol-font using HTML files when Firefox fails.
Sub and Superscripts
These pages make frequent use of nested sub and superscripts such as vip2 and ex2 . Some browsers, notably MSIE 5 , may partially "flatten" or "collapse" such subscripts. Others will not reduce sizes appropriately. If the symbols v , i and p2 are not clearly distinguished in the example then much of the contents will become confusingly malformated. The third level of subscript (the final 2 in vip2) is seldom required.
If you have difficulties viewing these files due to the background images click here for guidance.
If you have difficulties printing out these files, click here for guidence.
Note that Netscape's Print Preview may fail to display the symbol font correctly. This does not necessarily mean that the symbols will not appear OK in the hardcopy. It is consequently worth printing a single test page rather than relying on preview.