In articles I have see extensively that the pronoun where is used to relate something which does not have anything to do with places, locations, sites, etc.. Consider:
Newton's second law of motion is given by F=ma where m is the mass, and a stands for the acceleration. ( concocted by me )
Furthermore, the incompatibility of timber growing and cattle grazing seems obvious where either of these two industries is to be conducted under intensive management. ( google book )
He grew up in a family where what he was supposed to be when he grew up was clear: he was to be an electrician ( google book )
Furthermore, the linear quadratic problem has been studied for systems where the evolution of the state is described by partial differential equations ( google book )
It seems that we can use where to describe a sentence, a procedure, a supposition and many things. Am I right? Would you provide me with more insights about this pronoun. With this regard, can I always describe something done by others, especially by researchers, using where?
What is "describing something done by others, especially by researchers"?
Consider you are asked to conclude your research on a topic in the shape of research papers. So, at the beginning of the paper you start with introducing why it is important to research about that topic and review the previous works having similar topic. In this context, you summarize their work and discuss about their results to demonstrate why further investigation or studies is important. Thus, you need to describe sentences, procedures, suppositions, models, figures, assumptions, criteria, and others of that ilk. So, I want to know can I always use the pronoun "where" to describe/justify/paraphrase (relative clause) the previous works?
They considered X where the authors neglect the Y.
X has been done where the marginal parameter Z was not taken into consideration.