Physics: Writing & citing

LaTeX and BibTeX

  • a freely available typesetting system that produces professional looking publications
  • useful for writing documents that contain mathematical formulas or equations
  • create documents with LaTeX using an editor or just using a plain text editor
  • prepare your text using special commands to produce effects such as heading styles, bold or italic emphasis, mathematical symbols etc.
  • files are formatted as .tex files (do not use accents or spaces in the file name)
  • the source code generates printable PDFs that comply with editorial standards
  • LaTeX Project
  • BibTeX Project
  • An updated version of LaTeX is called MikTeX