Math 595 MW: Mathematical Writing
Fall 2011
Prof. A.J. Hildebrand
Books
Though officially there is not a required text and the bookstores don't have
one, I do recommend that you purchase at least the first of the following two
books:

G. Gratzer, "Math into LaTeX": The best book for mathematical LaTeX, by
far. The current edition is the 4th Edition, titled "More Math into LaTeX",
but earlier editions will be fine as well. The main benefit of the 4th
Edition is an added chapter on presentations using the beamer package.

N.J. Higman, "Handbook for writing for the mathematical sciences".
Local resources

LaTeX Tips.
A collection of LaTeX tips that I have assembled over the years, focusing on
using LaTeX in research level mathematical writing, on common errors and
misconceptions, and on things that one might not pick up in traditional
introductions to LaTeX.

Introduction to TeX/LaTeX (pdf).
A talk I have given a number of times at REU summer programs and
Graduate Student Orientations. Not an introduction to the TeX language
per se, but rather a "metaintroduction" to the world of TeX/LaTeX.
Note that this is an example of a pdf file with "live" (clickable) links,
generated with the hyperref package.
General Resources
 TeX FAQ.
A large collection of frequently asked questions (with answers).
 CTAN.
The "Comprehensive TeX Archive Network". If you need a package that is
not part of the standard TeX distribution, you can download it from CTAN.

ArXiv.
The standard preprint server for mathematics, physics, and related
fields. With half a million preprints, almost all in TeX/LaTeX, with
source code available, it provides plenty of examples of TeX
typesetting, both good and bad.

Don Knuth's homepage.
Tutorials

Math into LaTeX, Chapter 1.
A free online version of part of Gratzer's "Math into LaTeX",
including Chapter 1, the index, and the appendices at the end of the book.

The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e. The classic free online text
on LaTeX. An excellent general introduction, though the coverage of
mathematical typesetting is not as complete as in Gratzer's book..
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