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This report summarizes work done as part of Rice University's VIGRE program. VIGRE is a program of Vertically Integrated Grants for Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences under the direction of the National Science Foundation. A PFUG is a group of Postdocs, Faculty, Undergraduates and Graduate students formed round the study of a common problem. This module describes a LaTeX template that PFUGs can use to draft research reports that can be readily imported into Connexions.


Connexions allows one to import content directly from LaTeX files. This document provides a template to helpVIGRE research groups at Rice University draft documents that can be readily converted from LaTeX into Connexions.

Purpose of this template

The present template is designed to provide very rudimentary guidance on how to write LaTeX source that can easily beconverted into Connexions. Here we use only one add-on packages, graphicx, which we use to include graphics. A number of additional packages are also supported; seehttp://www-sop.inria.fr/apics/tralics/packages.html .Given the importance of citing one's sources in research work, we also include bibliography references in this file.

This small document makes no effort to teach basic LaTeX skills. Many resources are available for this,such as the fundamental book by Lamport  . Donald Knuth, the author of the underlying TeX program,provides a treasure-trove of information not only about the technical aspects of TeX, but also about good mathematicaltypesetting style  .

General instructions for conversion

Connexions provides online instructions that guide you through the process of uploading your LaTeX source files. At present, you mustuse the Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers to properly view and edit Connexions content.To upload files, you will also need to create your own Connexions account; see http://cnx.org/join_formfor details.

To convert your LaTeX document, you first need to create a .zip file that contains your .texsource files, your .bibfile if you have a bibliography, and any image files you include in your document.Note: the names of your LaTeX source file and zip file must have the same stem. For example, foo.texshould be packaged into foo.zip .Now log-in to Connexions, go to your Workspace, create a new module with MathML support, and fill-in the basic“Metadata,” such as the title and summary. (The top of this LaTeX template contains some a basic text for the Summary: please copy, paste,and manually edit this text in the Summary box.) Finally, you arrive at the “Edit Text” window, with options toimport from various file formats. Choose “LaTeX”, and then select the .zipfile that contains your source files. Connexions commences with the conversion procedure, and in a few momentsyou should be presented with a translated version of your LaTeX document, in a format that allows for further editsdirectly in Connexions. You should proof-read the conversion to make sure all textand equations appear as you intended. When satisfied, you can preview and publish your document.

Questions & Answers

I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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