151-0061-10L  Engineering Tool IV/V: Scientific Writing with LaTeX and Vector Graphics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersR. Gassert
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly one course can be chosen per semester.

All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.


AbstractThis course provides insights into the structure and compilation of scientific papers and publications using LaTeX as well as open source software for image editing and the creation of vector graphics. LaTeX is a typesetting tool that separates text format and layout. It is widely used for reports and publications in the scientific domain.
ObjectiveBy looking at specific examples during class you will obtain an overview on composing scientific papers (e.g. bachelor theses, semester theses, master theses) using LaTeX and acquire the most important commands to typeset complex formulas, tables and graphics.
Content-- layout of scientific reports
-- writing with LaTeX (structure, formatting, formulas, tables, graphics, references, table of contents, hyperlinks, packages) based on a template for bachelor/ semester/ master theses.
-- graphic design and illustration using open source software and Matlab
-- including PDF files in the report (project description, data sheets)
-- managing bibliography databases
Literaturehttp://www.relab.ethz.ch/education/engineeringtools
Prerequisites / NoticeParticular:
The exercises will be done on your personal laptop (at least one laptop per two students). The entire LaTeX package, Inkscape and Gimp should be installed in advance.