DRAFT CHAPTERS OF HOPED FOR BOOK ENTITLED "CLASSICAL RELAXATION PHENOMENOLOGY"

ALL LINKS ARE UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME

Because of compatibilty issues between MathType and MS Word most of these chapters have had to be completely rewritten at least once (entailing re-writing
over a thousand equations for Chapter One for example). I have been in contact with MathType several times and they have identified MS as the culprit. I have
helped them slightly but the best they can do is encourage users to complain to Microsoft because they state on a help page that MS only listens to users, not
developers. But the number of users of MathType is a tiny fraction of the total number of users and MS could not care less about such small markets...

      There are two issues at this time (4/17):
      (1) Mathtype equations are displaced above and/or below text lines. This problem emerged after MS changed its file format from .doc to .docx . For Word
           versions 2010 or later this problem can be eliminated by saving .docx formatted files as .doc files.
      (2) Equations that appear in the document as one thing [say y=x+1] appear as something else when opened in Mathtype [say y=exp(x)]. This is an
            incompatibilty storage format issue between Mathtype and Word. However every equation that appears within Mathtype will also appear elsewhere
            in the document as the same equation and vice versa, so all is not lost. Also, it is known that MS Autosave should be disabled in older
            versions to reduce (but not eliminate) this irritation. MS's "solution" in newer Word vesions is to not make Autosave the default setting - but always
            make sure to check this.

Correcting for problem (2) increases the probability of errors being introduced (for Chapter One more than 1000 MathType equations had to be corrected).

 

Chapter One             Mathematics   (errors from (2) remain; double checking in progress)  

Chapter Two             Electrical Relaxation    (DRAFT  BUT COPYRIGHT 2017 Ian M Hodge)
                                 This is based on a much earlier and more restricted  unpublished paper from the 1970s that was however distributed without my knowledge or permission. A link to a
                                 an edited version of this paper (that corrects innumerable (albeit minor) errors in the original that were in part the reason for not publishing) is HERE.

Chapter Three           Visco-Elastic Relaxation

Chapter Four             Structural Relaxation    (DRAFT  BUT COPYRIGHT 2017 Ian M Hodge)