Category Archives: LaTeX

Using Overleaf for student papers

In my introductory differential equations course, I assign students to write several papers. I require the students to typeset their papers with LaTeX, and to use graphics imported from Mathematica. This semester, the paper assignments are: Equilibrium solutions for the … Continue reading

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Getting started with LaTeX using TeXShop

Here is a quick “tutorial” for getting started with LaTeX. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’m going to assume that you’re using TeXShop in one of our computer labs. Getting started To start, open TeXShop. You should see a … Continue reading

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LaTeX: Template for reports

Here is some code for a LaTeX template for reports. You’ll need the file SampleReport-Graphic.pdf. When typeset, it should look like this.

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TIKZ resources

A list of links (in no particular order) for Tikz which I find useful; will be updated as I find more links. Dongen slides Cremer’s short note Wiki book Mertz & Slough Tikz and PGF

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Reports for differential equations course

This coming academic year I am scheduled to teach differential equations. I’ve taught this course each year for the past several years, and each time have had a written paper due at the end of the term. In that paper … Continue reading

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Inserting graphics in to your LaTeX document

Here are some quick instructions for inserting graphics in to your LaTeX document. First, you need to make sure that you have \usepackage{graphicx} as part of the list of packages being loaded. Second, place the graphic file (preferable saved in … Continue reading

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