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This post will serve the dual purpose of doubling the content of this already-voluminous blog and testing LaTeX here on WordPress. I am not sure if I will need a plugin or something for this. So let’s start with some simple stuff, like inline variables $a$ and $b$, which will surely display correctly, although with that unavoidable jarring shift in font characteristic of Wikipedia, math blogs, etc. And … previewing … now.

Whoops! That was a complete failure. So it appears, according to this, that I am supposed to type ‘latex’ after the opening dollar sign. And after this I will still have to read about display style math. But 1 = 19-18 = \sin^2 \theta + \cos^2 \theta thing at a time. Let’s preview again.

That is pretty ugly. 😦 I don’t know what to do. Perhaps display style, as described here, will work better?

\displaystyle \sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)} = \frac{abc}{4R}

Previewing now.

Sigh. That will have to do for now. Maybe a change of theme will remedy the inline LaTeX problem. Are those faux small caps I see over there? Yep, time to change theme.

Written by leonxlin

June 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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