Bates College Online LaTeX Manual

Lessons and Exercises. Each .tex file shows the source code used to generate the Lesson portion of the output .dvi file. After viewing both of these, you should try to create the .tex code for the Exercise portion of the output file. Then check your code against the sample solution in the Exercise Answers. The full Introduction contains more details on how to use this manual. The Acknowledgments contains the names of those who are to blame for this manual.

Software Required. You will need some sort of LaTeX software. In the Bates computer labs, you may use the program PCTeX. There is also free software available for your own machine; see the Math Department FAQ page for instructions on downloading it. Each output file has also been provided in a .pdf version in case you need to view it on a machine without LaTeX software.
One: The Basics
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Two: Math Blackboard, Logic, Quantifiers, and Alignment
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Three: Proclamations and Proofs
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Four: Set Notation, Greek and Hebrew Letters
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Five: Alignment, Part Two - Labels and Annotation
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Six: Sizing and Spacing
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Seven: Math Miscellany
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Eight: Over/Under and Boxes
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Nine: Arrows and Functions
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Ten: Tables
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Eleven: Lists
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Twelve: The cases and array Environments
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) Answers (.tex)
Thirteen: Importing Graphics
Lesson (.tex) Output (.dvi) Output (.pdf) [No Exercise]
  Graphic1 (.eps) Graphic2 (.eps) [Download these for Lesson 13.]
               

Model Thesis Files. Copy all of the following files into a single folder and then typeset the file thesis.tex. Your output file should then look like this: (.dvi version) (.pdf version).

thesis.tex cover.tex ack.tex intro.tex chapter1.tex chapter2.tex appendixA.tex biblio.tex  
 
Beamer Basics. The file beamerbasics.tex is a very brief introduction to Beamer. It requires your machine to have the LaTeX beamer package installed. Your output file should look like this: (.pdf version). The set of files below is a more advanced example suitable to be adapted to a thesis talk or other presentation.
 
Sample Beamer Presentation Files. Copy all of the following files into a single folder and then typeset the file beamersample.tex. Your output file should then look like this: (.pdf version).
beamersample.tex graph1.png graph2.png            
 
Beamer Poster Sample. Thanks to Dawn Nelson for contributing this. Copy all of the following files into a single folder and typeset the file sampleposter.tex. Your output file should then look like this: (.pdf version). Your machine must have the package beamerposter and the file beamerposter.sty installed.
sampleposter.tex xy1.pdf ProdRule.pdf            
 
Please contact Eric Towne if you have any suggestions, complaints, difficulties, corrections, or compliments.