I found the above linked answer a couple days ago, and thought it was helpful, so I upvoted. However, I noticed that it seemed to be rendering incorrectly, with the
dx before the actual function:
(I did upvote; the screenshot is from an incognito window so no extensions are active)
So I suggested the linked edit, putting the
dx after the integral content. However, it was rejected as superfluous, which I don't really understand. At least in Chrome 70, it doesn't look correct, and confused me when I first read it. As it is, it's not taking the integral of
A(x), but rather of just
I have to admit that I'm not an expert in mathematical notation, however, I didn't find anything about this on this meta, or any other posts that put
dx before the integrated function.
What did I do wrong?
Thanks for the responses. I never knew that
dx could go before the integrand. But from the posts Florian linked, and from what Florian said, it seems like doing that is better for nested integrals or more complex integrals, where it needs to be easier to separate the components.
Since this is a pretty basic integral, and it's probably something students will run into a lot, and since it seems like students are taught with
dx going after the integrand more, I'm starting to think that it does improve readability, even if it's currently correct notation.
I could accept a "goes against the author's intent" rejection, but now the "does not improve readability" rejection makes less sense to me.