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## Revision as of 21:48, 20 March 2012

# \startformula

## Syntax

\startformula ... \stopformula |

## Description

## comment

Note: these are defined by the following lines in strc-mat.mkiv:

\setvalue{\e!start\v!formula}{\dostartformula{}} \setvalue{\e!stop \v!formula}{\dostopformula}

## Example

```
\starttext
```

```
This is the first mathematical formula
```

\placeformula[First]
\startformula
\sin^2(t)^2 + \cos^2(t) = 1.
\stopformula

This is another formula

\placeformula[eqn:tangent]
\startformula
\cos^2(t) = \frac{1}{1+\tan^2(t)}.
\stopformula

As one may see from relation~(\in[eqn:tangent]), $\cos(t)$ and
$\sin(t)$ can be determined by $\tan(t)$\dots

This is the third formula

\placeformula[Pythagora]
\startformula
|a+b|^2 = |a|^2 + |b|^2
\stopformula

Clearly equality (\in[Pythagora]) holds for $a,b \in {\Bbb R}^n$
if and only if $(a|b) =0$, where the scalar product
$(\cdot|\cdot)$ on ${\Bbb R}^n$ is defined to be

\startformula
(a|b) := a\cdot b =\sum_{j=1}^{n}a_jb_j, \qquad |a|^2 := (a|a).
\stopformula

```
(Note that the above equation is {\it not\/} numbered).
\stoptext
```

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