Synopses & Reviews
The LaTeX Book is for the professional or student who needs to quickly learn how to write and typeset using LaTeX or wants to advance their LaTeX knowledge in order to write articles, books or presentations containing mathematical formulas. As a spin-off of Grtzers well-received Math into LaTeX, this book retains the simple, example-based, visual approach, with sample articles to demonstrate the basic structure of LaTeX and AMS articles. This book includes a new chapter on implementing LaTeX on multiple platforms and an entirely new section on creating presentations; he discusses both the simpler FoilTex package and the more sophisticated Beamer package. Rounding out this book is a major revision to the amsart document class.
This comprehensive and up-to-date guide is the result of over two centuries of LaTeX experience. As Grtzer began as a user of LaTeX, he writes from a users perspective, making this guide accessible to the beginner and rewarding to the more experienced LaTeX user.
Key features of The LaTeX Book:
A simple, example-based, visual approach
A quick introduction (Part I), allowing readers to type their first articles in only a few hours
Sample articles to demonstrate the basic structure of LaTeX and AMS articles
Useful appendices containing mathematical and text symbol tables and information on how to convert from older versions
A new chapter on implementing TeX and LaTeX on a PC, MAC or UNIX machine.
Also a new chapter on presentations with details on both the FoilTeX and Beamer packages
Another new chapter describing amsrefs, a simpler method for formatting references that incorporates and replaces BibTeX data
This edition also integrates amajor revision to the amsart document class, along with updated examples
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From reviews of prior editions:
meets the needs of mathematicians publishing mathematics
Zentrallblatt
This book is truly unique in its focus on getting started fast yet keeping it simple. It is indispensable for the beginner and a handy reference for the experienced user.
Bulletin of the Mathematical Association of India
I came away with the impression that this book is a very helpful and useful tool for all scientists and engineers.
Reviews of Astronomical Tools
Review
From earlier reviews of Math into Latex: "There are several Latex guides, but this one wins hands down for the elegance of its approach and breadth of coverage." --Amazon.com, Best of 2000, Editor's Choice "A very helpful and useful tool for all scientists and engineers." --Review of Astronomical Tools "A novice reader will be able to learn the most essential features of Latex sufficient to begin typesetting papers within a few hours of time . . . An experienced Tex user, on the other hand, will find a systematic and detailed discussion of all Latex features, supporting software, and many other advanced technical issues." --Reports on Mathematical Physics
Synopsis
The LaTeX Book is for the professional or student who needs to quickly learn how to write and typeset using LaTeX or wants to advance their LaTeX knowledge in order to write articles, books or presentations containing mathematical formulas. As a spin-off of Grtzers well-received Math into LaTeX, this book retains the simple, example-based, visual approach, with sample articles to demonstrate the basic structure of LaTeX and AMS articles. This book includes a new chapter on implementing LaTeX on multiple platforms and an entirely new section on creating presentations; he discusses both the simpler FoilTex package and the more sophisticated Beamer package. Rounding out this book is a major revision to the amsart document class.
This comprehensive and up-to-date guide is the result of over two centuries of LaTeX experience. As Grtzer began as a user of LaTeX, he writes from a users perspective, making this guide accessible to the beginner and rewarding to the more experienced LaTeX user.
Key features of The LaTeX Book:
A simple, example-based, visual approach
A quick introduction (Part I), allowing readers to type their first articles in only a few hours
Sample articles to demonstrate the basic structure of LaTeX and AMS articles
Useful appendices containing mathematical and text symbol tables and information on how to convert from older versions
A new chapter on implementing TeX and LaTeX on a PC, MAC or UNIX machine.
Also a new chapter on presentations with details on both the FoilTeX and Beamer packages
Another new chapter describing amsrefs, a simpler method for formatting references that incorporates and replaces BibTeX data
This edition also integrates amajor revision to the amsart document class, along with updated examples
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From reviews of prior editions:
meets the needs of mathematicians publishing mathematics
Zentrallblatt
This book is truly unique in its focus on getting started fast yet keeping it simple. It is indispensable for the beginner and a handy reference for the experienced user.
Bulletin of the Mathematical Association of India
I came away with the impression that this book is a very helpful and useful tool for all scientists and engineers.
Reviews of Astronomical Tools
Synopsis
This new edition of Math Into Latex continues to be the standard introduction and complete reference for writing articles and books containing math formulas. In this fully revised fourth edition, the focus is on important updates in latex for articles and books as well as detailed information on creating transparencies and computer projections, both for the classroom and professional meetings. The text maintains its user-friendly, example-based visual approach, gently easing readers into the secrets of latex with The Short Course. Basic ideas through sample articles and documents are introduced. Key features include a visual guide and detailed presentation of multiline math formulas, instructions on installing Latex on the Mac and PC, and instructions on preparing books for publishers. Key features of More Math into Latex, 4th edition: - Installation instructions for PC and Mac users - An example-based, visual approach and a gentle introduction with the Short Course - A detailed exposition of multiline math formulas with a Visual Guide - A unified approach to Tex, Latex, and the AMS enhancements - A quick introduction to creating presentations with computer projections From earlier reviews of Math into Latex: "There are several Latex guides, but this one wins hands down for the elegance of its approach and breadth of coverage." -Amazon.com Best of 2000, Editor's choice "A novice reader will be able to learn the most essential features of Latex sufficient to begin typesetting papers within a few hours of time...An experienced Tex user, on the other hand, will find a systematic and detailed discussion of Latex features." -Report on Mathematical Physics "A very helpful and useful tool for all scientists and engineers." -Review of Astronomical Tools
Synopsis
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-European Mathematical Society Newsletter
For close to two decades, Math into Latex has been the standard introduction and complete reference for writing articles and books containing mathematical formulas. In this fourth edition, the reader is provided with important updates on articles and books. An important new topic is discussed: transparencies (computer projections).
Key features of More Math into Latex, 4th edition:
- Installation instructions for PC and Mac users
- An example-based, visual approach and a gentle introduction with the Short Course
- A detailed exposition of multiline math formulas with a Visual Guide
- A unified approach to Tex, Latex, and the AMS enhancements
- A quick introduction to creating presentations with computer projections
From earlier reviews of Math into Latex:
There are several Latex guides, but this on wins hands down for the elegance of its approach and breadth of coverage.
-Amazon.com Best of 2000, Editora (TM)s choice
A novice reader will be able to learn the most essential features of Latex sufficient to begin typesetting papers within a few hours of timea ]An experienced Tex user, on the other hand, will find a systematic and detailed discussion of Latex features.
-Report on Mathematical Physics
A very helpful and useful tool for al scientists and engineers.
-Review of Astronomical Tools
Synopsis
This is the fourth edition of the standard text and complete reference for scientists and engineers. This fully revised version includes important updates on articles and books as well as information on creating transparencies for classrooms and professional meetings.
Synopsis
This is the fourth edition of the standard introductory text and complete reference for scientists in all disciplines, as well as engineers. This fully revised version includes important updates on articles and books as well as information on a crucial new topic: how to create transparencies and computer projections, both for classrooms and professional meetings. The text maintains its user-friendly, example-based, visual approach, gently easing readers into the secrets of Latex with The Short Course. Then it introduces basic ideas through sample articles and documents. It includes a visual guide and detailed exposition of multiline math formulas, and even provides instructions on preparing books for publishers.
About the Author
George Grätzer is a Doctor of Science at the University of Manitoba. He authored three other books on LaTex: First Steps in LaTeX and Math into LateX, which is now in its third edition and has sold more than 6000 copies. Math into LaTeX was chosen by the Mathematics Editor of Amazon.com as one of the ten best books of 2000. He has also written many articles and a few books on the subject of lattices and universal algebra. In addition, Grätzer is the founder of the international mathematical journal, Algebra Universalis.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Introduction.- Setting Up.- Part I. Typing your first article.- Part II. Text and math.- Typing text.- Text environments.- Typing math.- Multiline math displays.- Part III. Document structure.- LaTeX documents.- Standard LaTeX document classes.- AMS documents.- Part IV. Presentations and pdf files.- Simple presentations.- Presentations on steroids.- Hyperlinks and pdf files.- Part V. Customization.- Customizing LaTeX.- Part VI. Long Documents.- BibTeX.- MakeIndex.- amsrefs.- Books in LaTeX.- Appendix A. Math symbol tables.- Appendix B. Text symbol tables.- Appendix C. Background.- Appendix D. TeX on the Web.- Appendix E. PostScript fonts.- Appendix F. LaTeX localized.- Appendix G. A book document class.- Appendix H. Final word.- Bibliography.