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Introduction to LaTeX
(dt. Einführung in LaTeX)

Level, degree of commitment Practical module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture with integrated recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
3 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Short presentation with self-created BeamerTeX document, or creation of a short article with LaTeX using the style file of a scientific journal.
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
One semester,
once every year, during the lecture-free period.
Person in charge of the module's outline Dr. Andreas Lochmann


  • LaTeX: basic principles of TeX and LaTeX, outlining documents, internationalization, mathematical formulary, creating and incorporating raster and vector graphics, Tikz, page layout, defining new macros and environments in LaTeX, counters, indexing, BibTeX, letters, Beamer-TeX.
  • Complementary software: BibTeX, Inkscape.
  • Presentation techniques.

Qualification Goals

Students will be able to

  • effectively use the LaTeX text typesetting system to create their own documents, letters, and BeamerTeX presentations,
  • know typographical standards of mathematical formula writing and implement them with LaTeX,
  • implement style specifications of scientific journals,
  • give presentations using BeamerTeX.




Module imported from BSc Mathematics.

Recommended Reading

  • Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens: Der LaTeX-Begleiter, 2. Auflage
  • Helmut Kopka: LaTeX, Band 1: Einführung

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