151-0061-10L  Engineering Tool: Scientific Writing with LaTeX and Vector Graphics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersO. Lambercy
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentAll Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 80.


151-0061-10 KIngenieur-Tool: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten mit LaTeX und Vektorgraphiken
Blockkurs in der ersten Semesterwoche.
Anwesenheitspflicht an allen drei Nachmittagen
12s hrs
21.09.14:15-18:00HG D 1.1 »
22.09.14:15-18:00HG D 1.1 »
23.09.14:15-18:00HG D 1.1 »
O. Lambercy

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides insights into the structure and compilation of scientific papers and publications using LaTeX as well as open source software for image editing and the creation of vector graphics. LaTeX is a typesetting tool that separates text format and layout. It is widely used for reports and publications in the scientific domain.
ObjectiveBy looking at specific examples during class you will obtain an overview on composing scientific papers (e.g. bachelor theses, semester theses, master theses) using LaTeX and acquire the most important commands to typeset complex formulas, tables and graphics.
Content-- layout of scientific reports
-- writing with LaTeX (structure, formatting, formulas, tables, graphics, references, table of contents, hyperlinks, packages) based on a template for bachelor/ semester/ master theses.
-- graphic design and illustration using open source software and Matlab
-- including PDF files in the report (project description, data sheets)
-- managing bibliography databases
Prerequisites / NoticeParticular:
The exercises will be done on your personal laptop (at least one laptop per two students). The complete (full) LaTeX package, Inkscape and Gimp should be installed in advance.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits0.4 credits
ExaminersO. Lambercy
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Places80 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMechanical Engineering BSc (152000)
Waiting listuntil 12.09.2022
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 23.09.2022

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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor5. Semester: Engineering ToolsWInformation