Table of Contents## Chapter 8. Higher Mathematics

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Basic LaTeX offers excellent mathematical typesetting capabilities for straightforward documents. However, when complex displayed equations or more advanced mathematical constructs are heavily used, something more is needed. Although it is possible to define new commands or environments to ease the burden of typing in formulas, this is not the best solution. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) provides a major package, amsmath, which makes the preparation of mathematical documents much less time-consuming and more consistent.^{1} It forms the core of a collection of packages known as AMS-LaTeX [8] and is the major subject of this chapter. A useful book by George Grätzer [60] also covers these packages in detail.