Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How do I type mathematical statements?

  1. Oct 13, 2004 #1
    I've seen people in the homework help forum type mathematical statements such as fractions, exponents, integrals, etc. Anyone know how I can do this? Thanks.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 13, 2004 #2

    NateTG

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    You can search these forums for explanations of latex use. If you click on the graphics, you should see the code for the graphic.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2004 #3

    Integral

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    See this thread
     
  5. Oct 13, 2004 #4
    eliminate * when using code

    Start with the [*tex] statement

    then when you are done type [*/tex]
    for example

    [*tex] 5x=3+2 [*/tex]
    equals
    [tex] 5x=3+2 [/tex]

    for fractions
    do
    foward slash {num}{denom}

    so

    5/3 equals [*tex] \frac{5}{3} [/*tex]
    [tex] \frac{5}{3} [/tex]
    {}are used to group terms
    for example
    \sqrt{25}

    the \ is to let the code know ur typing out something for that translates to a symbol
    \pi [tex] \pi [/tex]
    \gamma [tex] \gamma [/tex]

    if you were to do something to a power and it have more than one term or subscript you would want to use brackets

    otherwise this will happen

    e^ip [tex] e^i5 [/tex]
    e^{ip} [tex] e^{i5} [/tex]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2004
  6. Oct 13, 2004 #5
    That was meant to be a quick lesson for a full understanding go to the latex thread under general physics and just click on peoples latex code and teach yourself the code.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: How do I type mathematical statements?
Loading...