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Unformatted text preview: How To LaTeX Adam Blank January 16, 2011 Contents 2 Contents 1 What is L A T E X? 3 2 Math Mode 3 3 Some L A T E X Quirks and Misconceptions 4 3.1 Whitespace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.2 Escape Characters? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.3 “Quotes” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.4 ¡ ¿ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4 How Do I Make that Symbol? 6 4.1 Basic Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.2 Logic Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.3 Set Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.4 Sequences, Summations, and Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.5 Text Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.6 Piecewise Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.7 Still Can’t Find It? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 Some Useful Environments 8 5.1 Centering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.2 Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.3 Equation Array . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5.4 a, b, c, 1, 2, 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5.5 Bullet Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.6 Custom Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.7 Matrices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5.8 Code and WYSIWYG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 6 Using the Homework Template 12 1 What is L A T E X? 3 1 What is L A T E X? L A T E X is a programming language that is often used in technical fields like Computer Science, Mathe- matics, Chemistry, and Physics to typeset documents. It is particularly useful to easily typeset math (like ∅ ⊆ N ) and chemical formulae (like H 2 O). Unfortunately, L A T E X has a non-trivial learning curve associated with it. This document is intended to lessen your pain in learning how to easily typeset beautiful documents for the rest of your technical career. It is this author’s belief that once you learn how to use L A T E X, editors like Microsoft Word become obsolete, even for documents like English papers....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course CS 251 taught by Professor Gupta during the Spring '11 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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