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 Tex/Latex.

• Rutgers Letterhead: The Latex resources for Rutgers letterhead are 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.

Useful hints:

• 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 teTeX distribution.
• Want to put math on the web? This is easy using mathjax. Check out my page or go directly to the official site.
(This is said to be better than my previous suggestion
jsmath which comes from the source.
• 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.

Joel Shapiro (shapiro@physics.rutgers.edu)