DescriptionWHAT LaTeX IS;LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetter. LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, linguists, economists and other scholars in academia because of the high quality of typesetting achievable by TeX.;;WHY LEARN LaTeX;Knowledge of LaTeX is indispensable for today’s students. In particular, LaTeX;• produces professionally looking scientific texts with elegant mathematical symbols,;• makes typing of mathematical symbols easy,;• facilitates the creation of structured documents (papers, articles, books, or theses),;• lets the writer concentrate on the text content rather than its appearance,;• uses text files (i.e. ASCII as opposed to binary), which are editable in any text editor and are small,;• has almost full back compatibility,;• is the preferred typesetting system for articles and books by many publishing and professional associations,;• is open-source.;;LaTeX offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing.;;COURSE OBJECTIVES;After this course, the attendants should be able to know how to produce:;• simple documents,;• accented international symbols and write non-latin characters texts,;• mathematical formulae,;• advanced environments, such as lists, tables, theorems,;• list of tables, list of figures, index of terms,;• bibliography,;• cross-references to figures, tables, equations, pages, bibliographic references.
Christos Saragiotis holds a degree in Mathematics, diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D .in geophysical signal processing. Prior to his joining the Seismic Wave Analysis Group of KAUST in November 2009 he worked at the Eötvös Loránd Geophysical Institute as a researcher. He has also worked as a visiting lecturer in Technological and Engineering Departments in Greece.
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