I'm creating a rather large document/thesis/book that will contain a lot of math. I'm having problems getting a consistent set of math fonts or notation for different types of variables. Specifically, I have scalar variables, vectors, matrices, and tensors that I would like to all look different.
I had sort of settled on the following:
- scalar - 'regular' italicized
- vector - same as scalar, but with an arrow (latex
- matrix - bold (preferably upright as well)
- tensor - preferably blackboard font, but also maybe the same as a matrix
That's all well and good, except my field uses many Greek letters, both lower and uppercase. In addition, after writing a long section with latex's
\vec, it looks
ugly and crowded, particularly when combined with superscripts. Most documents I've seen fudge many of them together.
So any mathematicians/latexticians have opinions on getting a consistent notation for a large document? As a side note, I'm currently using kpfonts, and would like to keep that (or Palatino) for the main text.