The expression "with respect to" is common in mathematics. Consider these example sentences:
- The derivative of
x^2ywith respect to
- Let us reflect the point
Awith respect to the line
Land call the new point
(This SE site doesn't support MathJax, so I'm not formatting the formulas at all. Using dollars would probably confuse users here.)
I would like to be able to translate these sentences like these in Latin. I believe such things can be found in scientific texts written in Latin, but I am not familiar with this literature. Is there an attested Latin idiom for the mathematical "with respect to"?
By best guess is respectu with genitive. Using my examples:
- Derivativus expressionis
Areflectimus respectu lineae
Let punctum novum
I later asked a separate question about reading mathematics out loud in Latin.
My feeling is that using a mere preposition or case is not enough. (Although in a sense the whole "with respect to" is a preposition.) As a mathematician myself, I find it beneficial to have a somewhat heavier structure to make it more easily recognizable.