Introducing LaTeX Math Typesetting


by chroot
Tags: introducing, latex, math, typesetting
Hurkyl
Hurkyl is offline
#271
Jun26-04, 07:55 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Hurkyl's Avatar
P: 16,101
We have color?

[tex]
\textcolor{red}{Test}
\begin{picture}(200,200)(0,0)
\put(50,50){\textcolor{green}{\line(1,1){50}}}
\end{picture}
[/tex]
ahrkron
ahrkron is offline
#272
Jun29-04, 05:54 AM
Emeritus
PF Gold
P: 734
[tex]
\begin{picture}(130,90)
\put(0,5){\epsfxsize=12cm \epsfbox{11.eps}}
\put(0,90){$\tau_{B_c} $, ps}
\put(123,7){$\mu$, GeV}
\end{picture}
[/tex]
alexepascual
alexepascual is offline
#273
Jul1-04, 02:40 PM
P: 338
This is a test.
This is not Latex. Just trying to see how to do greek letters and subscripts in regular html.
α<sub>i</sub>
Let's see how it looks.

Well, it didn't work. I have seen other people typing formulas without latex and I wonder how they do it.
What shows as "a" above I typed concatenating "&" "alpha" ";"
Does anybody know how to do this? I know how to do it in latex, I just want to know how to do it without latex.
I'll appreciate your help.
robphy
robphy is offline
#274
Jul2-04, 09:58 AM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
PF Gold
robphy's Avatar
P: 4,108
Like this?
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

[FONT = Symbol] abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz [ /FONT ] delete the spaces in the tags.

Symbol does not appear in the Font-menu.
TALewis
TALewis is offline
#275
Jul2-04, 10:27 AM
P: 200
Bear in mind that not everybody has the Symbol font, and even if you do, it doesn't work everywhere because of certain issues.
alexepascual
alexepascual is offline
#276
Jul2-04, 10:42 AM
P: 338
Robphy:
I think that way of doing it would be adequate for typing a string of greek characters. I am not so sure it is for typing individual characters interspersed with regular letters as in physics equations.
I used to know how to do this and I forgot. But the way I did it was not the way you suggest.
I also need to do subscripts an superscripts.

I was looking at the Font drop-down box and I don't see the font "symbol". Maybe this is what TALewis is talking about. I do have the symbol font when I am using MS Word, but not here. So I guess these fonts are not handled by the operating system. Whatever the solution, I would like of course for everybody to be able to see those greek letters correctly.
TALewis
TALewis is offline
#277
Jul2-04, 10:59 AM
P: 200
Math typesetting on the WWW has been one of the most frustrating things I have come across. Honestly, embedded images generated by LaTeX have been the best solution until something like MathML really gets into gear.
alexepascual
alexepascual is offline
#278
Jul2-04, 12:44 PM
P: 338
Thank you guys,
As answers to my question on this thread were slow to come at first and I figured that it might not be the best place to post a question about non-latex on a latex thread, I initiated a separate thread. I got more answers there and I think with those instructions I can do what I want. TALewis was very helpful on that thread.
Let's see if I can post a link to that thread:
Typing equations without latex
Loren Booda
Loren Booda is offline
#279
Jul2-04, 06:07 PM
Loren Booda's Avatar
P: 3,408
chroot
It's your browser, not the site. Tell it to stop caching images that way.
Would you mind going into more detail about "stop caching images" for this computer illiterate? My browser is Microsoft Explorer 6.0. Thanks.
Tom D
Tom D is offline
#280
Jul10-04, 06:12 PM
P: 36
Quote Quote by chroot
...
If you have questions or comments about this site addition, you are welcome to post them here!

Good luck, and enjoy the system.

- Warren
This is a most excellent welcome back ! Thank you.( I have been too busy to surf recently ).
JonF
JonF is offline
#281
Jul17-04, 02:50 PM
P: 617
[tex] \frac{3^{2/3}}{3x^{1/3}*((3x)^{2/3}+2)^{1/2}} [/tex]
JonF
JonF is offline
#282
Jul17-04, 02:54 PM
P: 617
[tex] 2\pi\int_{2}^{4} (3x^{2/3} +2)^{1/2}*(1 + (\frac{3^{2/3}}{3x^{1/3}*((3x)^{2/3}+2)^{1/2}})^2)^{1/2} dx [/tex]
speeding electron
speeding electron is offline
#283
Jul18-04, 07:35 PM
P: 65
How do you write the sign for a line integral around a closed curve?
chroot
chroot is offline
#284
Jul18-04, 08:05 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
chroot's Avatar
P: 10,424
[tex]\oint f(x) dx[/tex]

- Warren
gerben
gerben is offline
#285
Jul20-04, 01:24 AM
P: 540
How do you get multiple lines?
I have been trying for hours.
I can only could get multiple lines that were indented to random amount by using "\begin{multline} .....\end{multline}".
just using "//" does not seem to work.
chroot
chroot is offline
#286
Jul20-04, 01:45 AM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
chroot's Avatar
P: 10,424
gerben,

There are several ways. Examples of all these ways are provided on the first page of this thread. Click the images below to see their source code:

[tex]
\begin{multline*}
a+b+c+d\\
+e+f+g+h
\end{multline*}
[/tex]

[tex]
\begin{equation*}
\begin{split}
a+b+c+d\\
+e+f+g+h
\end{split}
\end{equation*}
[/tex]

[tex]
\begin{equation*}
\begin{split}
&a+b+c+d\\
&+e+f+g+h
\end{split}
\end{equation*}
[/tex]

[tex]
\begin{equation*}
\begin{split}
a+b&+c+d\\
+e+f+g&+h
\end{split}
\end{equation*}
[/tex]
gerben
gerben is offline
#287
Jul20-04, 02:06 AM
P: 540
Unfortunately, that gives aexactly the same results as using multline (I did indeed mistakenly type "//" in stead of "\\" in my previous post. I do use "//").

[tex]
\begin{gather*}
G:\ \ gravitational\ constant\ (6.672\ 10^{-11}\ Nm^{2}kg^{-2}) \\
line 2
\end{gather*}
[/tex]
chroot
chroot is offline
#288
Jul20-04, 02:13 AM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
chroot's Avatar
P: 10,424
Use:

[tex]
\begin{multline*}
\begin{split}
&G:\ \ gravitational\ constant\ (6.672\ 10^{-11}\ Nm^{2}kg^{-2}) \\
&line 2
\end{split}
\end{multline*}
[/tex]

as I already said.

Why on earth are you going to this much trouble just to post text anyway? Why use LaTeX formatting for mostly textual data?

- Warren


Register to reply

Related Discussions
How can I make math (by latex) available in my post? Forum Feedback & Announcements 5
Typesetting Problems General Math 2
Math Typesetting General Math 10
A math book on introducing proofs(?) General Math 29
Notation for recursion - better typesetting General Math 0