MAS6100 Learning LaTeX

Semester 2, 2017/18 5 Credits

MAS6100 Learning LATEX is a short course to get people started using LATEX confidently (and on any operating system).

Although this course is traditionally geared towards helping postgraduate students who want to use LATEX to write their PhD theses or journal articles, it is also open to final-year undergraduates, postdocs and staff.
The majority of students who come along to this course are usually mathematicians or physicists. However, LATEX can be used in a wide variety of applications ranging from e.g. electrical engineering to ancient Egyptian. Therefore, those working in any discipline are very welcome to attend.
The style of the course is informal, easy-going and friendly. It will consist of 3 weekly 90-minute sessions (timetable below). These sessions will involve some demonstration followed by some hands-on work with open discussion encouraged at all times.
There will be a set theme for each session beginning with software setup and basic commands. As LATEX is a vast language with diverse specialist applications, the later sessions will concentrate on learning about where to find the resources needed for each individual's particular work.
Sessions will be held two weeks after the Easter vacation on a weekly basis on Mondays 11.00 - 12.30 in the Hicks Building, room G39A.
Session Date
1 8th May
2 15th May
3 22nd May
Assessment will consist of a series of 2 short practical homeworks. These will be assigned at the end of sessions 1 and 2 and will be due in by 11.00 (am) the following Monday.

There are no prerequisites for this module.
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.

No lectures, no tutorials, 3 practicals