[OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles

ludwik kowalski kowalskil at mail.montclair.edu
Tue Feb 26 18:04:13 CET 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2008, at 9:58 AM, ludwik kowalski wrote:
>> I am a new subscriber. About a week ago I successfully downloaded  
>> and installed Latex software on my new iMac.  Then I started to  
>> learn how to program in Latex language. So far I complied only  
>> several short input files. What follows is an extract from notes I  
>> am composing for myself. Do you agree with my observations? If not  
>> then why not?
>> $ \int \sqrt{\alpha^{2} + x^{2}}\,dx $
>> The above command will produce the integral sign followed by the  
>> square root and the dx. The expression between the square brackets  
>> will be changed and placed under the square root.
> I don't see the square brackets? It looks like a greek alpha raised  
> to the second power plus x to the second power will all be under the  
> square root, all integrated w/ respect to dx.

Thanks for correcting my mistake (writing "square brackets" instead of  
"outer curly brackets"), and for the rest of the interesting reply.

Ludwik Kowalski, a retired physisist
5 Horizon Road, apt.2702, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024, USA
Also an amateur journalist at http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/

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