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LaTeX, how can i?

  1. Oct 20, 2007 #1
    how can i include paragraphs into my latex-coding w/o it looking ugly or me having to use dashed-lines to separate words

    [tex]for example, this looks ugly!!![/tex]
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2007 #2

    robphy

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    \mbox
    [tex]\mbox{for example, this looks better!!!}[/tex]


    or escape out of math mode(?)
    with \] and \[
    [tex]\]
    for example, this looks better!!!
    \[[/tex]
     
  4. Oct 20, 2007 #3
    ah i love you! :D i have the latex pdf but it wasn't that clear about \mbox, sweet!

    EDIT:

    [tex]\mbox{Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture.}[/tex]

    sigh :( is there one that allows me to type in more?

    i'd like to fit this paragraph

    Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture.
     
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  5. Oct 20, 2007 #4

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    [tex]\]Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture.
    \[[/tex]
     
  6. Oct 20, 2007 #5

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    [tex]
    \begin{minipage}{3in}\bf\color{red}
    Block A weighs 1.20N and block B weighs 3.60N. The coefficient of kinetic friction between all surfaces is 0.300N. Find the magnitude of the horizontal force F necessary to drag block B to the left at constant speed if A rests on B and moves with it in the 1st picture and if A is held at rest in the 2nd picture.
    \end{minipage}
    [/tex]
     
  7. Oct 20, 2007 #6
  8. Dec 2, 2007 #7
    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you wish to add text inside formulas, you can do something like this:

    \[ \mu_k N - F = 0 \text{ where } N = w_A + w_B \]

    If you wish to have math within a paragraph, then you could do something like this:

    First, set $\mu_k N - F = 0$, and then substitute $N= w_A + w_B$.
     
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