LaTeX Language (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Enrico Gregorio
Enrico Gregorio
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II semestre dal Mar 2, 2020 al Jun 12, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course provides a basic knowledge of the LaTeX typesetting system. At the end of the course the studenti will be able to typeset technical documents such as course paperworks or theses.

Knowledge and understanding: students will know the basics of the language and the way the system works.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the students will be able to employ additional packages.

Making judgements: the students will be able to choose among the various techniques the one better suited to the problem at hand.

Communication skills: the students will be able to describe the syntax of the used commands.

Learning skills: the students will be able to widen their knowledge starting from what they learned.


Introduction to the TeX/LaTeX system.
Basic notions on typography.
Differences between LaTeX e other word processing systems.
Document templates,, classes and packages.
Commands and environments.
Mathematical formulas, tables and graphics inserts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Preparation of a LaTeX document with all necessary elements: chapters, sections, tables of contents, examples of mathematical formulas, tables and figures.