[texhax] ldots, cdots, ddots, binom, blah, blah, blah

David G. Cantor dgc at ns2.san.rr.com
Wed Mar 4 04:10:03 CET 2009

All these are used in mathematics and related disciplines.  In his
TeXbook Don Knuth devotes 4 chapters (16, 17, 18, and 19) to how to
typeset mathematics and the fine points of doing so.  The amsmath
package for LaTeX2e makes minor changes, e.g. instead of \pmatrix{
....} it uses \begin{pmatrix}....\end{pmatrix} and provides more
facilities, but the four chapters are basic and it is easy to see what
happens when using amsmath.

dgc

David G. Cantor
CCRwest
Center for Communications Research,
San Diego, CA
dgc at ccrwest.org