LaTeX is the standard mark-up language for professional typesetting of scientific and engineering documents (from papers to books). This will be a hands on seminar. It will cover from installation of LaTeX and of a text editor to producing a document with tables, figures and equations. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer.
Mayer Hall Annex, 4623
Mondays, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm.
Mayer Hall, 5230
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grading is exclusively by work done in class/atten dance.
Sometimes a sign-in sheet will be provided. Othert imes you will upload your work:
UCSD network authetication.
UCSD picture ID.
A laptop computer is not required, but if you want to use it for class you will need:
These are intended as partly notes, partly listing of what is covered. Full(er) explanations will be given in the course, as we type away! Course slides are available here.
Instead of downloading this pdf you can, of course, just consult the wikibook online.
Some of the challenges presented in class, directly form the class-slides. Will add to this as the course progresses. For teh last exercise, you need the UCSD Tritons image gl-5-triton.png.
Professor of Physics
Prof. Grinstein's research interests are in Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory. He uses TeX and LaTeX routinely to prepare his manuscripts and notes. He learned TeX as a grad student a million years ago.
Office: Mayer Hall 5230
Prof. Grinstein is available for office hours on request. Best to send him an email or call him to arrange for a meeting. You are welcome to show up at his office unannounced, but you may find yourself waiting in line or just not finding him.