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# Would anyone tell me what LaTex is?

I found this term while surfing many discussions of Brilliant....What does it mean??

Note by Raja Metronetizen
4 years, 7 months ago

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$...$$ or $...$ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $$2 \times 3$$
2^{34} $$2^{34}$$
a_{i-1} $$a_{i-1}$$
\frac{2}{3} $$\frac{2}{3}$$
\sqrt{2} $$\sqrt{2}$$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $$\sum_{i=1}^3$$
\sin \theta $$\sin \theta$$
\boxed{123} $$\boxed{123}$$

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Its a typesetting language. A serious math or science student should learn LaTeX. You could start $$\href{http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/~friberg/Books/Learning%20LaTeX.pdf }{here}$$

- 4 years, 7 months ago

oh.. thanx you a lot... i am now learning it from the pdf you have had given...thanxx a lot...

- 4 years, 7 months ago

Since we cannot express certain maths symbols through typing [ eg: square of x only as x^2 ] , latex typing is used where it is possible

- 4 years, 7 months ago

u might have noticed the formatting guide (a link available to write each and everything in latex i.e. symbols) u'll be able to know what latex means..............juz open it up......

- 4 years, 7 months ago