[texhax] It's good to exercise

E. Krishnan ekmath at asianetindia.com
Wed Jun 13 16:59:15 CEST 2007

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, James Smith wrote:

> 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,

"Real and Abstract Analysis" by Hewitt and Stromberg is one book that 
immediately comes to my mind which uses this scheme.

> although I'm sure I've come across this approach in programming books
> before, especially the lighter ones, which unfortunately mine is not.

> 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

Please have a look at the "amsthm" package; also how counters are used in 


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