Equations in LaTeX: A Quick Start Guide

Rhett Allain
8 min readSep 7, 2021
Screen Capture: Keynote Equation Editor

It’s just part of writing in science and maths — you are going to have to include some equations at some point. Of course, there are many options:

  • Write out the equation on paper and take a picture.
  • Type out the equation in plain text (like F = ma).
  • Use a graphical equation editor (MS Word and Google Docs both have graphical editors).
Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.