I'd like to have something like that:
So within the main part, the section number is used for numbering equations and numbering restarts each section. But in the appendix I don't need the section number for equation numbering. And most importantly, equation numbering should NOT restart each new section. But this is what happens: every numer marked with a asterisk is labeled (A.1).
APPENDIX CHAPTER ONE
appendix section one
appendix section two
at the beginning of the main part and this works perfectly for the main part (it looks like the example above).
As I understand \numberwithin, a simple statement
at the beginning of the appendix ought to do the trick (restart numbering each chapter, no section number for numbering equations), but somehow it doesn't work (no section number for numbering equations is ok, but numbering still restarts each section).
I hope this clearifies my problem. So, what's wrong with \numberwithin? I'd like to understand why LaTeX does what it does and how to fix this straightforward (without workarounds). At least if possible.