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This is such a beautiful textbook; very dear to me. I think it has a great font - which I know is Times New Roman. But somehow, I can't even get close to it. One of the main obstacles is making the font thicker somehow. Anyways, here is a sample page. If anyone can translate it into TeX, I'd be impressed.

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P.S. The main issue is to somehow make the Times New Roman font a little thicker. Here is my attempt - is there any way to make this look a little less corny?:

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Welcome to TeX.SE! Please also add the code you've written to create the excerpt you've posted. Useful answers to font-related questions will depend importantly on features such as the font family (or families) you're using. – Mico Oct 28 '13 at 5:53
shit I just deleted it – Dave Oct 28 '13 at 5:54
'Corny' is somewhat subjective and not something I normally use to describe the physically appearance of most things. Can you be a little more specific? If you use fontspec, you can tweak the 'weight' of your fonts pretty easily.... – jon Oct 28 '13 at 5:54
You can try by loading packages providing native support for times in math, i.e., newtx font (newtxtext anf newtxmath`). – Guido Oct 28 '13 at 5:55
I gotta go to bed now - this post will be revisited. – Dave Oct 28 '13 at 5:55
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With \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath}

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With \usepackage{tgtermes}\usepackage[lite]{mtpro2}

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With \usepackage{stix}

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With \usepackage{mathptmx}

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%%% Uncomment one at a time



\section{Electromagnetic Waves in Vacuum}

\subsection{The Wave Equation for $\vect{E}$ and $\vect{B}$}

In regions of space where there is no charge or current,
Maxwell's equations read
&\text{(i)}\quad & \nabla\cdot\vect{E}&=0,\qquad
&&\text{(ii)}\quad & \nabla\times\vect{E}&=-\frac{\partial\vect{B}}{\partial t},
&\text{(iii)}\quad & \nabla\cdot\vect{B}&=0,\qquad
&&\text{(iv)}\quad & \nabla\times\vect{B}&=\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial\vect{E}}{\partial t}.
They constitute a set of coupled, first-order, partial differential equations
for $\vect{E}$ and $\vect{B}$. They can be \emph{de}coupled by applying the
curl to (iii)~and~(iv):
\nabla\times(\nabla\times\vect{E}) &=
  \nabla\times\left(-\frac{\partial\vect{B}}{\partial t}\right)
-\frac{\partial}{\partial t}(\nabla\times\vect{B})=
-\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial^2\vect{E}}{\partial t^2},
\nabla\times(\nabla\times\vect{B}) &=
  \nabla\times\left(\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial\vect{E}}{\partial t}\right)
\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial}{\partial t}(\nabla\times\vect{E})=
-\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial^2\vect{B}}{\partial t^2}.
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Incredible. thanks! – Dave Oct 28 '13 at 15:28
Wait - the packages produce an error - how would I be able to use them? – Dave Oct 28 '13 at 15:38
nvm - it's working code :) – Dave Oct 28 '13 at 15:41
I think that the mtpro2, which is the exact answer, is wrong (I think it's the same as the newtx). – Manuel Oct 29 '13 at 9:40
@Manuel You're right; I must have grabbed the wrong picture. The difference in the rendering of \partial is evident. Fixed. – egreg Oct 29 '13 at 10:00

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