TeX and LaTeX
in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
This page describes some of our local additions to TeX and Latex,
and may also include some localized help in installing and using
- Rutgers Letterhead: The Latex resources for Rutgers letterhead
available here for Solaris 2.9, Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 8.
Documentation on using it is available by logging in to the Physics
Suns and looking at /physics/doc/physics/latex/jsletter.*
- Grtex: a system for computer graded exams in TeX/Latex. Information
currently on the Physics Suns at /physics/doc/physics/grading/grtex.
Look at both the source examexample.tex and the latex'ed output for
how to compose an exam. The output is also
available on the web.
Other information about grtex and other components of the grading
software (gread, gred, grad, grek) are in /physics/doc/physics/grading.
- Do you wish you could do PowerPoint-like presentations in LaTeX?
Check out beamer, a latex package that makes a pdf file that
acts like PowerPoint. Not only can you use LaTeX, but you strike a
blow for freedom from MicroSoft. It is a standard part of the
Want to put math on the web? This is easy using mathjax. Check out
or go directly to the official site.
(This is said to be better than my previous suggestion
which comes from
Want to make latex equations but prefer entering things as in Word
or MathType [shame on you].
Here is a web page which will help you
do so, found and proselytized by Sunil. While I think physicists
ought to be more comfortable entering tex in straight ascii, beginning
students will doubtless find the Word-ish entry system more familiar.
Last modified: Wed Oct 5 15:37:11 2011