Week 1

1. Installing LaTeX
TeX Live or MacTeX.
2. Hello world!
Typesetting your first document in TeXworks.
3. Basics
LaTeX fundamentals
4. Writing mathematical texts
Math environment, characters, powers and indices, operators, fractions, roots, dots, matrices, brackets, horizontal whitespace, layout, list of symbols.
5. Writing texts
Special characters and accents, paragraphs, non-breaking space, emphasis, lists, verbatim, url and quoting.
6. Errors and warnings
Error fixing 101.
7. Homework
LaTeXing a homework exercise.

Week 2

8. Nederlandse schrijfgids (Dutch writing guide)
Nederlandse stijlregels voor wiskunde en LaTeX.
9. Rewriting poor work
Exercise in editing
10. Structure
Structure of a LaTeX file, document classes, packages, topmatter, groups, commands and environments.
11. Advanced mathematics
Gather, align, matrices, text in mathematical expressions, cases, multiline subscripts, references.
12. Sample exam and homework
The final exam from 2016.

Week 3

13. Document class uvamath
The uvamath document class.
14. Advanced document structure
Writing an article. Chapters, sections, paragraphs, theorems, figures, tables, floats, references, bibliography.

Week 4

15. LaTeX Beamer
Presentations with LaTeX Beamer.


This website is part of the course "Computeralgebra and LaTeX" taught at the University of Amsterdam. The first version was created by Jeroen Zuiddam. It was translated to English, edited and updated by Jolien Oomens on 2017/01/11. Updated by Chris Zaal on 2018/01/10: reordering of the sections, new section "Basics".