Math 696
Mathematical Communication and Technology
Harold P. Boas
Short Contents
Introduction
LaTeX
PDF and PostScript
Maple
HTML
Internet
Presentation Style
Coordinating different programs
Unix
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Contents
Introduction
About the course
About the logo
LaTeX
Quick start with LaTeX
What is LaTeX?
What is special about LaTeX?
Getting started with LaTeX
An example
Learning the basics
Formatting equations in LaTeX
In-line equations
Displayed equations
The amsmath package
Exercise on formatting equations
Aside to LaTeX users
Introduction to LaTeX macros
What good are macros?
A macro example from Mother Goose
Another example of LaTeX macros
LaTeX macros for mathematics
Exercise: Spivak's torture test
Tips for text
Customizing the LaTeX page layout
An example of modifying the LaTeX page layout
Some LaTeX page style parameters
An exercise on modifying LaTeX page style parameters
Including graphics in LaTeX documents
Example of the LaTeX picture environment
Example of some special effects in the LaTeX graphics package
Example of including external graphics in LaTeX documents
Including graphics in LyX documents
Aside: drawing a colored square with native LaTeX code
LaTeX packages
Example: examination packages
A sampler of other packages
A thesis package at Texas A&M University
Slides
Resources for LaTeX
Paper resources for LaTeX
Electronic resources for LaTeX
Installing TeX and LaTeX on your own computer
PDF and PostScript
What are PDF and PostScript?
How to view PDF and PostScript files
How to create PDF files
How to create PostScript from LaTeX
PostScript tricks and hacks
Duplex printing
Hacking PostScript
Maple
Quick start with Maple
What is Maple?
Getting started with Maple
Maple functions, expressions, and equations
Two-dimensional graphics with Maple
Some basic plots in Maple
Some Maple plot options
Some Maple animations
Some exercises on two-dimensional Maple plots
Three-dimensional graphics with Maple
Basic three dimensional plots in Maple
Plot options for three-dimensional plots in Maple
Different varieties of three-dimensional plots in Maple
Who cares?
Application: the birdcage
Introduction to programming with Maple
Hello world
The 3x+1 problem
Fractals
Matrices with Maple
Introduction to the linear algebra package
Application: a simple cipher using matrices
Making mistakes with Maple
Misunderstandings
Intrinsic limitations
Round-off
Branches
Integration bugs
Miscellaneous bugs
Exercises
Slicing bread ...
Multi-variable integration: the best thing since sliced bread
The lost labor of Hercules
Peeling an onion
Losing your marbles in hyperspace
Introduction to MATLAB
Resources for Maple
Paper resources for Maple
Electronic resources for Maple
HTML
Quick start with HTML
Getting started with HTML
An example
A very basic home page
Links
Images
Style sheets
Tables
Frames
Dynamic Web pages
Server-side includes
Client-side redirection
Animated images
Programming languages
Validation
Resources for HTML
Paper resources for HTML
Electronic resources for HTML
Internet
Usenet news
Finding information in cyberspace
The structure of URLs
Electronic indexes of electronic information
Electronic indexes of paper resources
Exercise: Internet Scavenger Hunt
Public-key cryptography
Copyright
Fun and games
Presentation Style
Spelling
Spelling checkers
The Spelling Lesson
No excuse spelling list
Speaking Tips
Writing Tips
The big picture
Punctuation
Grammar
Rools fr Riting
Exercises
Resources for style
General style resources
Style resources for mathematics
Coordinating different programs
LaTeX and HTML
The philosophy of logical markup
Putting LaTeX documents on the Web
LaTeX and word processors
Maple and LaTeX
Including Maple graphics in LaTeX documents
Converting Maple code into LaTeX markup
Maple and HTML
Unix
Getting started with Unix
Opening a terminal window
Some basic Unix commands
Using the mouse to cut and paste
Passwords
Using mail under Unix
Selecting a mail tool
Signatures
Automatic mail forwarding
The vacation program
Text editors
Emacs
kedit and kwrite
Pico
vi
Xedit
Common features of text editors
File operations
Cursor motion
Cut and paste
Search and replace
Buffers and windows
Customization
Resources for Unix
Paper resources for Unix
Electronic resources for Unix
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Math 696
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