4. Lesson 1: LATEX . . .

Now we will be moving on into the nuts-and-bolts of using LATEX to typeset. It's really not just for mathematics and science, but most of the material presented here will be geared towards students interested in typesetting material that has some mathematics.

You should read Chapter 1 now and note the following two key points:

  • create two folders, one for work and one for samples;

  • when naming LATEX source files you should not use spaces or special characters. Keep file names simple and to the point.

[ASSIGNMENT 2, 10%]: The second hand-in assignment is to create a LATEX source file called chapter1_01.tex and store it in your work folder. Type the following into this source file

%This is a comment and you won't see this in the output.
%Your name should go here!
The most famous formula in mathematics is $e^{i\pi} + 1 = 0$ and it nicely relates five important numbers in one concise equation.

When you're done editing this document (source file) you will need to typeset it! Although you can just copy and paste, I suggest you actually type this in and edit/change some of it. Hopefully you won't make any errors, but if you do you'll get a chance to change them. Once done, mail a copy of both the source and output (pdf) to assignments@mathography.org. By the way, this may not be the most famous formula in mathematics, but it sure is nice.

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