## Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 84

- Course Number:
- MTH 84
- Course Title:
- Introduction to LaTeX
- Credit Hours:
- 1
- Lecture Hours:
- 10
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- 0
- Lab Hours:
- 0
- Special Fee:

#### Course Description

Explores the power of LaTeX for use at school or home for mathematical documents and other applications.#### Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of the class a student will be able to:

• successfully install LaTeX and its related components on a home/personal computer

• use a familiarity with LaTeX and various templates acquired from the course to compose Mathematical documents", presentations, reports

• access various resources, such as http://ctan.org, to obtain additional LaTeX packages.

#### Course Activities and Design

Assessment must include:

- attend 80% or more of class meetings for pass consideration

At least one of the following:

- weekly document assignments
- portfolio of templates
- in class group work
- cumulative assignment
- level specific assignment (e.g lab write up for MTH 251)

#### Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

- Set up and compiling options
- installing LaTeX, ghostscript, ghostview, and an IDE
- pdflatex

- Simple documents
- simple equations
- abeling and referencing equations
- titles, authors, page numbers
- font sizes and styles, page sizes, line spacing (using geometry package)
- itemize, enumerate, \bf, \em, fancyhdr
- hyperlinks in pdf files (using hyperref package)
- interpreting .log files
- fixing mistakes

- More advanced features
- advanced equations and equation arrays
- new commands
- new environments, counters, theorems
- align equations left/right, change spaces between equations in equation array (\jot)
- color package
- installing new packages (using mktexlsr for example)

- Figures and tables
- including pictures and figures (.bmp, .jpg, .eps, etc)
- tables
- subfigure, subtable, longtable
- captions (using caption package to change to small, hanging, bold, italic, etc)
- rotatebox
- minipages, multicols

- Advanced documents (such as projects, thesis)
- sections, sub sections
- table of contents (toc), list of figures (log), list of tables (lot)
- refcheck (using refcheck package)
- beamer class for presentations

- Optional content
- latex2html
- batch/bash files
- bibliography (using bibtex)
- index (using makeindex)
- xypic
- pstricks