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I teach physics at Fullerton College, a community college in Southern California.


Mar
18
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
1
comment Inline math or \textit for author defined math constants?
No way. I'm a physicist, and I have never seen a physics paper or book that puts a constant like c upright just because it's a constant.
Feb
18
comment When is a word processor better than LaTeX?
I think this is a good question, and would probably attract some good answers. Just because you like a certain tool, that doesn't mean it's the right tool for all jobs.
Feb
7
revised Multiply defined labels with \usebox
correct punctuation of title
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on Multiply defined labels with \usebox
Feb
4
comment Customize the way eqref works with tags
@HaraldHanche-Olsen: Your code in the comment is missing a final }.
Jan
26
comment Reference to subequation forces serif font; how to work around?
Oops, more careful testing shows that my comment above is completely wrong. Behavior B always happens, and this is nothing to do with subequations.
Jan
26
comment Reference to subequation forces serif font; how to work around?
It seems to me that this is clearly a bug, not a feature. If I have a document in which subequations aren't used, then I get behavior A, in which equation references everywhere match the serif or sans-serif style of the surrounding text. If I introduce a subequation, then behavior A continues to apply to all equations except for the subequation, which exhibits new behavior B: references to it don't agree with surrounding sans serif text. It may be possible to argue that B is a better choice than A, but it is clearly wrong to have sometimes A and other times B.
Jan
24
accepted Reference to subequation forces serif font; how to work around?
Jan
24
comment Reference to subequation forces serif font; how to work around?
Thanks for the speedy answer! Can you explain what this is doing and whether it would have other side-effects?
Jan
24
asked Reference to subequation forces serif font; how to work around?
Jan
22
comment Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns
I fiddled around with siunitx for this purpose, and it seemed like using an elephant gun to kill a fly. I also couldn't find any way to make it believe that commas weren't decimal-place markers.
Dec
26
comment How to typeset this symbol?
Works for me now without the pdfmapfile, so apparently the bug got fixed.
Dec
17
accepted Small box just surrounding the equation, not the whole line?
Dec
17
asked Small box just surrounding the equation, not the whole line?
Sep
7
comment Errors from pdftexcmds.sty
@barbarabeeton: Thanks for the suggestion. He's building it using the same makefile that I'm using, so we're both definitely using pdftex.
Sep
7
asked Errors from pdftexcmds.sty
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
May
4
comment Split a book into multiple volumes
I do this by using pdftk to split up the pdf file. I don't necessarily recommend my method, since pdftk is flaky software.
Apr
22
comment Concatenating book chapters at the PDF level
This sounds like a train wreck. If it's not too late, a better approach would be to tell your contributors that their contributions have to work with some standard class file. Isn't this what academic journals do?