# Learning LaTeX

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*David F. Griffiths; Desmond J. Higham*

A publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

This book offers a brief introduction to the &latex; system for typesetting documents. It covers the essential material while avoiding unnecessary detail. The contents are aimed squarely at &latex; beginners who wish to learn the basics with a minimum of fuss. It is suitable for students needing to produce a first-time report or thesis and for more experienced users who are using older typesetting systems. A large part of the book consists of "before and after" illustrations showing the effect of &latex; commands.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in &latex;.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

A clear, simple, up-to-date, sometimes amusing introduction to &latex;—brief, yet surprisingly comprehensive. Covers basics, graphics, bibliographies, indexes, slides, electronic resources, differences between ‘old’ and ‘new’ &latex;, etc. Rich with brief but pertinent examples.

-- The American Mathematical Monthly

Most beginners in &latex; do not wish to read through a large comprehensive manual. They want a brief account which covers the essential elements of the subject. This book by Griffiths and Higham is the answer.

-- George Phillips, Mathematical Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

This book is playful, witty, intelligent, and extremely easy to read … tells you what you need to know, with examples, in sensible, clear, entertaining language.

-- Robert M. Corless, University of Western Ontario