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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.
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  3. Oct 13, 2004 #2


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    You can search these forums for explanations of latex use. If you click on the graphics, you should see the code for the graphic.
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  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]
    [tex] 5x=3+2 [/tex]

    for fractions
    foward slash {num}{denom}


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

    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.
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