LaTeX is a typesetting program for mathematical documents. It is extremely powerful, and not too hard to learn to use. The easiest way is to modify someone else's file, so I will provide some below. There are also many resources online to help. MiKTeX and WinEdt are available in the Ford computer labs, so you do not need a personal copy. However, if you want one, you will need both MiKTeX and a LaTeX editor.

If you have a Mac, you can get a complete LaTeX setup (for free) from U of O. Just follow the directions.

For a PC, get MiKTeX (Select the Phoenix download site.)

Get a personal copy of WinEdt for $30, or download a free LaTeX editor. I recommend WinEdt; it is very powerful and easy to use, and it's the one I know best.

Introduction to LaTeX. (PDF file)

Here are some LaTeX files to get you started.

- colin.sty (my style file). Put this in the directory in which you create your TeX files. If you get your own copy of LaTeX, I can tell you how to make this accessible from any directory.
- Syllabus (.tex file)
- Some commands in colin.sty
- LaTeX file for the above
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 1.1 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 1.2 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 1.3 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 2.1 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 2.2 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 3.1 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 3.2 (.tex file)
- Solutions for MATH 456 Problem 4.6 (.tex file)

Links

- LaTeX commands for mathematics symbols (Off-campus site)
- TUG (TeX Users Group)