# Practice latex

1. Sep 22, 2011

### X89codered89X

$$y_2 = y_1 * \int^t ( 1/y_1^2(s) * exp(- integral[.. to (s)]( p_1(z)dz)))$$
is there a page on this site on how to make this crap work?

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2. Sep 22, 2011

### micromass

$$y_2 = y_1 * \int^t ( 1/y_1^2(s) * exp(- \int[.. to (s)]( p_1(z)dz)))$$

Click "quote" to see what I did.
Be sure not to use the wrong slash. You need / in the last tex-bracket, and no slash in the first.

3. Sep 22, 2011

### estro

I suggest looking at this thread:

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4. Sep 22, 2011

### Fredrik

Staff Emeritus
That post is in need of some updates. I wrote some comments about that in this post. The best way to learn is however to do what micromass suggested: Just hit the quote button next to a post with latex, to see how they did it.

5. Sep 22, 2011

### estro

Also if you're running Mac OS X, there is a cool piece of software that does exactly this, its called "LatexIt" [it is also very useful when composing texts with mathematical expressions].
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27412797/screenshot%20copy.png [Broken]

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6. Sep 23, 2011

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
You can practice and test code here: https://www.physicsforums.com/mathjax/test/preview.html [Broken]

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7. Sep 23, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

Also, right clicking on the LaTeX image and selecting Show Source can help.