CP12_latex - in scientific writing and publishing Alexander...

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1 in scientific writing and publishing Alexander Godunov Department of Physics, ODU November 2006 Why Why do I need LaTeX? What What is LaTeX? Where Where can I get LaTeX? How How can I use LaTeX? Who Who can help me with LaTeX? History of scientific publishing Long, long, long, long, long time ago scientific publishing Not so long time ago Now Major issues Styles (quality and fast publishing technology) Mathematical formulas Tables Graphics Cross-references Bibliography Many revisions scientific publishing example: Phys. Rev. style scientific publishing Bibliography: cross-reference scientific publishing
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2 example: equations and cross referencing scientific publishing example: tables scientific publishing example: figures scientific publishing and MS Word LaTeX Styles yes yes Bibliography cross-references no* yes Mathematical formulas yes** yes Formulas: cross-references yes*** yes Tables yes yes Include graphics yes yes * unless you use EndNote software ** MS equation editor has limited number of symbols and templates ***Cross-reference in Word is possible but the way is tedious scientific publishing LaTeX has clear advantage when You need a professionally looking text you write a paper, report or thesis that has more than few equations and cross-references You plan to edit/revise text in a way that would change number of equations, references, tables, figures, etc. scientific publishing LaTeX has a very steep learning curve In Latex content and style are separated In LaTeX you may change style instantly LaTeX has good portability (ASCII text) LaTeX has a good control* There is a zoo of software developed for LaTeX De facto standard for scientific publishing scientific publishing * MS Word offers a control trough format styles and templates
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3 MS Word is a WYSIWYG system what you see is what you get is essentially a Markup Language (like HTML) WYSIWYG vs. Markup language LaTeX markup text in an editor \begin{equation} \label{tFBA} f^{B1} = -(2\pi )^2\,\sqrt{\mu _{\rm i} \mu _{\rm f}}\, <\Psi _{\rm f}|\,V_{\rm i}\,|\,\Psi _{\rm i}>, \end{equation} LaTeX text after processing f i f f i B V f Ψ Ψ = μ π 2 1 ) 2 ( Form MS Word Example: an equation in LaTeX and Word LaTeX text in an editor and $\hat G^{+}_0$ is a Green operator. The spectral form of the Green operator can be written as \begin{equation} \label{Green} \hat G^{+}_0(E) \,=\, \lim_{\varepsilon \to 0} \sum_{n} \int \rm d{\bf K}_\alpha \frac{|\Phi _{\rm n} ><\Phi _{\rm n} |} {E-E_{\rm n} - K^2_\alpha /2\mu _{\rm i} +\rm i\varepsilon }\, \frac{\exp[\rm i {\bf K}_\alpha ({\bf R}-{\bf R}')]}{(2\pi )^3}. \end{equation} LaTeX text after processing one more example: Latex is an extension of TeX (Macro packages to make TeX easier to use). LaTeX was originally written in 1984 by Leslie Lamport at SRI International and has become the dominant method for using TeX. TeX was written by Donald Knuth in 70´s
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