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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
  • '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
  • Wait - what do you mean, jon, by font spec?
    – 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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Source

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
%%% Uncomment one at a time
\usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath}
%\usepackage{tgtermes}\usepackage[lite]{mtpro2}
%\usepackage{stix}
%\usepackage{mathptmx}

\newcommand{\vect}[1]{\mathbf{#1}}


\begin{document}
\renewcommand\thesection{9.\arabic{section}}
\setcounter{section}{1}
\renewcommand\theequation{9.\arabic{equation}}
\setcounter{equation}{39}

\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
\begin{equation}
\left.
\begin{alignedat}{4}
&\text{(i)}\quad & \nabla\cdot\vect{E}&=0,\qquad
&&\text{(ii)}\quad & \nabla\times\vect{E}&=-\frac{\partial\vect{B}}{\partial t},
\quad\\
&\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}.
\quad
\end{alignedat}
\right\rbrace
\end{equation}
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):
\begin{align*}
\nabla\times(\nabla\times\vect{E}) &=
  \nabla(\nabla\cdot\vect{E})-\nabla^2\cdot\vect{E}=
  \nabla\times\left(-\frac{\partial\vect{B}}{\partial t}\right)
\\[1ex]
&=
-\frac{\partial}{\partial t}(\nabla\times\vect{B})=
-\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial^2\vect{E}}{\partial t^2},
\\[2ex]
\nabla\times(\nabla\times\vect{B}) &=
  \nabla(\nabla\cdot\vect{B})-\nabla^2\cdot\vect{B}=
  \nabla\times\left(\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial\vect{E}}{\partial t}\right)
\\[1ex]
&=
\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial}{\partial t}(\nabla\times\vect{E})=
-\mu_0\epsilon_0\frac{\partial^2\vect{B}}{\partial t^2}.
\end{align*}
\end{document}
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  • 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
  • @Marienplatz Indeed! mtpro2 can be downloaded from pctex.com, while stix must be manually installed from CTAN.
    – egreg
    Oct 29 '13 at 10:27
  • As the nabla is a vector, should it be in bold? Oct 29 '13 at 10:50
  • @Marienplatz The boldness of nabla is a stylistic choice; for me it is not a vector: I'm a mathematician, you know. ;-)
    – egreg
    Oct 29 '13 at 11:37

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