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Math and Science Formulas Using LaTeX

Pressbooks supports LaTeX code, a typesetting language that is often used to format complex science and math equations.

You can enter LaTeX code in the Text version of the editorĀ (not Visual) by putting $latex before your LaTeX code. At the end of your LaTeX code, add a dollar sign ($) to tell Pressbooks that you are finished entering LaTeX code. Your LaTeX code should look like this:

$latex enter-your-latex-code$

This LaTeX code then gets converted to an image when viewed in a browser or exported to an ePub or PDF.

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This chapter is an adaptation of “Math and Science Formulas Using LaTeX” from the BC Open Textbook Authoring Guide by Lauri Aesoph and Amanda Coolidge.


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