Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences

Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences

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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 (R), 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156.2 x 233.9 x 10.9mm | 298.59g
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • 2003.
  • 1584881496
  • 9781584881490

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
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"provides commendably thorough advice to authors about the preparation of material for publication" -Mathematical Gazette
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