PHYS-4007/5007 Course Sample LaTeX Files Page

This web page contains the links of the various files relating to writing papers using the LaTeX mark-up language for PHYS-4007/5007 Computational Physics. Note that the PDF (Portable Document Format) files can be viewed with Acrobat Reader should your machine not have the ability to open such files.


Files to Download

A sample LaTeX file (template.tex) can be downloaded and used as a template for any of your assignments requiring a professional journal syle manuscript (the printable output files are stored in the associated PDF files). This LaTeX file requires either the temptex.eps figure file (if compiling in Unix/Linux) or the temptex.bmp image file (if compiling with PCTeX in Microsoft Windows) to be downloaded too. The template.pdf file contain the compiled versions of this LaTeX file. Download the following files to a subdirectory where you wish to carry out your work. Double click on each of the files listed.

LaTeX Files and Their Output PDF Files

template.tex template.pdf Sample Manuscript LaTeX File
temptex.eps temptex.bmp Figure (in 2 different formats) for template.tex

Examples of Professional Scientific Journal Articles

So that the students of Computational Physics can see the style of professional manuscripts published in refereed scientific journals, I have included two papers that have been published in such journals. Note how references are done in such papers. You will expected to follow this style in your write-up for the course project.

apj2000_536_923.pdf Luttermoser, D.G. 2000, ApJ, 536, 923
mnras2010_402_2609.pdf Ignace, R., Giroux, M.L. & Luttermoser, D.G. 2010, MNRAS, 402, 2609

Note that in the links above, ApJ is the designation for the Astrophysical Journal, MNRAS represents Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the number following the year of publication is the volume number of the journal, and the final number is the first page of of that article. Note that in Physics and Astronomy journals it is common to just include the first page number of the paper and not the full range of pages. It is also standard to write the last name first, followed by the initials of the first and middle name.


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Last modified: September 12, 2011 by D.G. Luttermoser