LaTeX information (by Junping Shi) June 2015

LaTeX is a programming language to type texts with math content. You need to use some text editor to edit your .tex file, then use a latex compiler to compile your LaTeX file into a pdf file.


1. Getting the software.
Alternatively you can download a Windows TeX package  CTeX.

Sample homework: (tex, pdf)
Sample homework answer (tex, pdf)

Latex symbol table  

Detexify2 - LaTeX symbol classifier   The android app for Detexify. The apple app for Detexify (not working now).

A complete symbol list (178 page long!)


2. Getting started. Please read this web page for detailed information. Here are the sample files which I use for Math 214 classes. (more samples are available here)

Sample homework: (
tex, pdf)
Sample homework answer (tex, pdf)


3.
More detailed tutorial.

A Tutorial from W&M Physics
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Beamer (for presentation) Beamer guide (248 pages)  another tutorial

Sample 1: TeX file pdf file image files

Sample 2: TeX file pdf file image files

Sample 3:  TeXpdf 

Beamer theme matrix   Beamer theme gallery

Beamer should be included in your LaTeX compiler already, but if not, you can download it here
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beamerposter  (other poster packages) download package

Sample 1: TeX file pdf file image files

Sample 2: TeX, pdf

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W&M Honor thesis sample file: TeX, pdf, image files