a structure of

Salegrosso

Senior Member
Verona (Italy)
Hello to all of you.

I would like to collect some of your opinions.
The topics is mathematics, but the question is about using English language.
The context is the Introduction of a mathematics research paper.
I start: "We consider the Kirchhoff equation (1) u_tt ... [...]
Equation (1) is a quasi-linear integro-differential equation having a structure of an infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian system...

My questions:

1. What is better between "having" and "which has"? (I would like to write as plain as possible)

2. What is the correct form among the following six?
(Question about "the/a/--" and about "of an/of --")
having the structure of an infinite...
having a structure of an infinite...
having structure of an infinite...
having the structure of infinite...
having a structure of infinite...
having structure of infinite...

3. Is it annoying to yours English ears the repeatition "Equation (1) is a ... equation"?


Thank you very much.
Salegrosso.
 
  • petereid

    Senior Member
    english
    having the structure of an infinite...
    This sounds better to my ears. and is a common format in english
    eg "He has the mind of a child" "It has the power of a tractor" "Having the sex appeal of a doormat" etc.


    If you need to repeat the word "equation" then do so.
     
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