Chapter 8. Typing Math Formulas
Chapter 1, Getting started with LaTeX, claimed that LaTeX offers excellent quality for mathematical typesetting. Now it's time to prove this.
To make the most of LaTeX's capabilities, we shall learn how to perform the following:
- Writing basic formulas
- Embedding formulas within text and text within formulas
- Centering and numbering equations
- Aligning multi-line equations
- Typesetting math symbols such as roots, operators, Greek letters, and arrows
- Building fractions
- Stacking expressions
- Building matrices
That's a great undertaking—let's tackle it!
LaTeX knows three general modes:
- The paragraph mode: The text is typeset as a sequence of words in lines, paragraphs, and pages. That's what we used until now. ...