print LaTeX is a typesetting system which allows you to type complicated mathematical formulas into SLATE by hand.  Although it involves a bit of a learning curve to understand all of the commands, once mastered, using the LaTeX Equation editor is a quick, efficient, and powerful tool for users who plan on inserting many mathematical statements into their course.

LaTeX Commands

All letters, numbers, and the following symbols can be entered using your keyboard as usual:

+   –   *   /   =   <   >   (   )   [   ]   |   !   ?   ”   ‘   :   ;   ,   . Browse through the following pages to learn the different mathematical LaTeX commands, or click the image to the right to download them all in a manual.

Inserting an Equation LaTeX Examples

There are several simpler examples of how to create each individual element of a formula in LaTeX in the manual above.  The following examples are simply to give a taste of what well-known formulas look like in LaTeX. x= \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 -4ac}}{2a}

2×2 Matrix Determinant Formula

det \left[ \begin{array}{cc}
a & b \\
c & d
\end{array} \right]

Triangular Number Formula

\sum_{k=1}^n k=1+2+ \cdots +n= \frac{n(n+1)}{2}