[texhax] It's good to exercise

James Smith sf at aleph-one.com
Wed Jun 13 14:29:07 CEST 2007

Hi all,

I'm writing chapters of my book now that are thick with exercises. I
want to place them directly where they are relevant but they don't look
right. A glance at my maths books suggests this is never really done,
although I'm sure I've come across this approach in programming books
before, especially the lighter ones, which unfortunately mine is not.
I'm going to rewrite the first chapter that uses exercises now, and
place the exercises at the end of the chapter, and see how it reads. I
think this goes somewhat against the flow, but it seems the norm.

Does anyone have any strong opinions on this one way or the other? If
leaving exercises in situ is okay, I think I need to find a way of
numbering them that does not seem to clash with the definitions and
later on, the theorems. I could find a way to number the exercies with
the same schema used for these but I don't know how to do this and I'm
as yet undecided on the numbering scheme for definitions, theorems and
the like anyway. The default numbering scheme seems fine for papers, but
overly elaborate for a book.

Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


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