First Steps in LaTeX / Edition 1

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"The author lays a clear structure to guide the newcomer through the process...With its clear structure and the well-organized index and quick finder it may also serve the more experienced TeXie as a reference." -Zbl. für Mathematik"First Steps in LaTeX" is for the mathematician, physicist, engineer, scientist, or technical typist who needs to quickly learn how to typeset articles containing mathematical formulas. This book will provide a quick introduction to LaTeX, including the American Mathematical Society's enhancements, so that your first article can be typeset in only a few hours. Like the author's more comprehensive text "Math into LaTeX," this concise, first-step handbook contains well-organized material enriched by practical examples, making it an indispensable guide for the novice user.
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"The author lays a clear structure to guide the newcomer through the process of preparing a text with LaTeX…. Besides the comprehensive index at the end of the book, there is a useful Quick Finder at the beginning of the book; the reader can hardly get lost. The book fulfills the claim of the title…. With its clear structure and the well-organized index and quick finder [it] may also serve the more experienced TeXie as a reference." —Zentralblatt Math

"Fortunately, there are some excellent books for learning LaTeX. Grätzer’s book is one of these superb books. Readers who work through this book are likely to reuse it frequently as a reference while writing papers with mathematical content." —Journal of Mathematical Psychology

“The book is very well organized, contains many practical examples and, undoubtedly, will become an indispensable tool for a novice who is in a hurry to write his first LaTeX paper.”—(REVUE D’ANALYSE NUMÉRIQUE ET DE THÉORIE DE L’APPROXIMATION)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817641320
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Quick Finder
1 Typing text 1
2 Typing math 11
3 Formulas and user-defined commands 31
4 The anatomy of an article 47
5 An AMS article 61
6 Working with Latex 79
A Math symbol tables 93
B Text symbol tables 105
C Latex and the Internet 109
Index 115
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2010

    Great first LATEX book.

    This book was recommended by a friend. The book is not so big as to overwhelm with the finer details but comprehensive enough to cover the core topics. It definitely lived up the hype. I installed LATEX on my MAC and produced my first doc within the hour. This book has served me well through my first year of graduate stats. I keep it right next to my computer for easy reference. The formula examples are great and the book is well organized. I highly recommend it.

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