TEX is the program for printing high quality mathematical
text to which all others are compared. It is flexible enough
to be used on many different computer architectures and
operating systems ranging from microcomputers to mainframes.
In a relatively short period of time it has become the
standard tool for mathematical typesetting at practically
all major universities. The versality of TEX has allowed it
to be used in a wide variety of applications; for example,
it is used for publishing scholarly journals which adhere to
the highest typesetting standards, and also to publish
student papers and theses.
This book is designed for the complete newcomer to TEX. It
starts by showing how to typeset simple text that mostly
uses the defaults predefined by TEX. By use of graded
exercises, the situations covered slowly become more complex
and include many different types of mathematical
constructions and tables. In the end it is possible to
handle almost any standard mathematical situation.
The different tables presented in this book allow it to be
used as a quick reference. The similar features of TEX are
gathered together whenever possible to give an overview that
is a good foundation forbecoming more proficient and for
doing more creative typesetting.
This book can be used either as a tool to learn just enough
TEX to write standardmathematical papers of modest
complexity or as a building block to prepare for more
ambitious typesetting projects.