# [OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles

ludwik kowalski kowalskil at mail.montclair.edu
Tue Feb 26 12:04:13 EST 2008

On Feb 26, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2008, at 9:58 AM, ludwik kowalski wrote:
>
>> and installed Latex software on my new iMac.  Then I started to
>> learn how to program in Latex language. So far I complied only
>> several short input files. What follows is an extract from notes I
>> am composing for myself. Do you agree with my observations? If not
>> then why not?
>>
>>
>> $\int \sqrt{\alpha^{2} + x^{2}}\,dx$
>>
>
>
>> The above command will produce the integral sign followed by the
>> square root and the dx. The expression between the square brackets
>> will be changed and placed under the square root.
>>
>
> I don't see the square brackets? It looks like a greek alpha raised
> to the second power plus x to the second power will all be under the
> square root, all integrated w/ respect to dx.

Thanks for correcting my mistake (writing "square brackets" instead of
"outer curly brackets"), and for the rest of the interesting reply.

Ludwik Kowalski, a retired physisist
5 Horizon Road, apt.2702, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024, USA
Also an amateur journalist at http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/cf/