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Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences

1st Edition

By Steven G. Krantz

Chapman and Hall/CRC

192 pages

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Description

You know mathematics. You know how to write mathematics. But do you know how to produce clean, clear, well-formatted manuscripts for publication? Do you speak the language of publishers, typesetters, graphics designers, and copy editors?

Your page design-the style and format of theorems and equations, running heads and section headings, page breaks, fonts, and spacing-makes the difference between, awkward, hard-to-read publications and coherent, professional ones. The Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences is your key to exercising control over how your books and articles look, read, and ultimately communicate your ideas.

Focusing on TeX, today's medium of choice for producing mathematical documents, the author illuminates all of the issues associated with page design and seeing your manuscript smoothly and accurately through each step of its publication.

  • Learn how to format, edit, and layout a page

  • Examine a variety of graphics options: Postscript®, bitmaps, *.jpg, *.gif, and *.pdf files

  • Discover powerful tools available for indexing, bibliographies, tables, and diagrams

  • Access a compendium of all TeX commands commonly used in mathematical writing

  • Explore ways to include diskettes, source code, or software available on the Internet with you publications

    Becoming acquainted with this material will make you a well-informed author equipped to deal with publishers, compositors, editors, and typesetters, with TeX consultants, copy editors, and graphics designers-an author who has a better understanding of the publishing process and is able to create better mathematics books.

  • Reviews

    " …provides commendably thorough advice to authors about the preparation of material for publication…"

    -Mathematical Gazette

    Table of Contents

    BASIC PRINCIPLES

    Planning Ahead

    Consistency

    Overall Design

    Page Design

    Design in the Small

    Choice of Fonts

    Single Column or Double Column?

    Foreign Alphabets

    TYPESETTING MATHEMATICS

    What is TeX?

    Typesetting Mathematics in TeX

    Typesetting English in TeX

    Answering the Questions from Chapter 1 in the Argot of TeX

    Other Methods for Typesetting Mathematics

    Communicating with your Typesetter

    Communicating with your Editor

    Guaranteeing that your Book or Paper turns out as you Wish

    TYPESETTING ENGLISH

    TeX and the English Language

    Other Word Processors and Typesetting Systems

    Communicating with your Copy Editor

    FRONT AND BACK MATTER

    The Table of (or TOC)

    The Index

    The Bibliography

    Tables

    Lists

    GRAPHICS

    What is Postscript?

    {\tt *.pdf}, {\tt *.jpg}, {\tt *.bmp} and other Graphic Formats

    Importing Graphic files into your TeX Document

    Importing Graphic files into other ASCII or Word Processor Documents

    Software for Creating Graphics

    Other Methods for Creating Graphics

    COPY EDITING

    Traditional Methods of Copy Editing

    Modern Methods of Copyediting

    Basic Copy Editor's Marks

    Interacting with your Copy Editor

    Manuscript Proofs

    Galley Proofs

    Page Proofs

    The End of the Process

    TECHNICALITIES OF MATHEMATICAL TYPESETTING

    Modes of Typesetting Mathematics

    Displayed Math

    Inline Math

    Built-up Expressions

    Horizontal Spacing $n$-Quads and $m$-Quads

    Vertical Spacing

    Alignment

    Typesetting Problems that are Peculiar to Mathematics

    TECHNICALITIES OF PROSE TYPESETTING

    Modes of Typesetting English

    Hyphens and Dashes

    Quotations, Displayed and Not

    Alignment

    Tables

    Boxes

    Vertical and Horizontal Spacing

    Steps in the Production of a Paper or Article

    Steps in the Production of a Book

    WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PRINTER

    About the Originator

    Author

    About the Series

    Studies in Advanced Mathematics

    Learn more…

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MAT000000
    MATHEMATICS / General