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Course detail

Introduction to the TeX

Course unit code: FSI-0TX
Academic year: 2016/2017
Type of course unit: optional (voluntary)
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 1
Semester: summer
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student will be able to create documents by means of the TeX and LaTeX system typesetting of tables and including pictures for both printed documents and beamer presentation.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
No special knowledge is requaired.
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
The subject deals with computer typesetting of mathematical and other documents by means of
the TeX system. The subject includes the project of typesetting an own document.
Recommended or required reading:
Prezentace TeX1-TeX9 na osobní stránce http://www.mat.fme.vutbr.cz/home/francu/
Donald E. Knuth: The TeXbook, Addison Wesley 1990
Michael Doob: Jemný úvod do TeXu, CSTUG, Praha 1993
J. Rybička: LaTeX pro začátečníky, Konvoj, Brno 2003
H. Kopka, P. W. Daly: LaTeX, kompletní průvodce, Computer Press, Brno 2004.
H. Kopka, P. W. Daly: LaTeX, kompletní průvodce, Computer Press, Brno, 2004
Zpravodaj Cs. sdružení uživatelů TeXu, 1990-2005, ISSN 1211-6661
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:
Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of creation own document of the form of a contribution to proceedings. The article should contain mathematical formulae, tables and pictures.
Language of instruction:
Work placements:
Not applicable.
Course curriculum:
Not applicable.
The aim of the subject is to provide students with the basic knowledge of computer typesetting and creating professional documents.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Absence has to be made up by self-study and possibly via assigned homework.

Type of course unit:

seminars in computer labs: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. Luděk Nechvátal, Ph.D.
Syllabus: 1 Computer typesetting of documents. TeX system. Source file.
2 LaTeX format. Rules for typesetting in the text mode.
3 Typesetting of mathematical formulas.
4 System LaTeX and its philosophy.
5 Defining and using macros. Typesetting of tables.
6 Simple pictures in the picture environment.
4 Boxes, including of pictures to the document.
8 Information distribution, automatic numbering.
9 Advanced LaTeX tools, table of contents, index.
10 Introduction to making pictures by METAPOST system.
11 Checking of students documents of the project.
12 Reserve.

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