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.
Until Jan 12, Remote instruction: from
From Jan 19: MHA 4623
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm.
Zoom or in person meetings,
(send email to bgrinstein (AT) ucsd.edu). Will also hang out for a bit after class.
No previous coding knowledge required. Good disposition.
Access to a laptop computer is required, with:
If the Dept. of Physics produces its own evaluations of instruction you will be asked to click HERE (Open Wed XXXX, 2021 2:00pm- 2:50pm).
Grading is exclusively by work done in (remote) class/attendance.
You will upload your work:
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.
The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e is also availabe in many languages.
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 the 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.