Homework Submission

You can submit your typeset homework solutions through CMS. If your submission includes hand-drawn figures, you can scan them. (Please make sure the scan is legible.)


Please submit your homework solutions in PDF format. You can use any typesetting software you like. Here are some suggestions:

Microsoft Word

Recent versions of Microsoft Word for Windows have good support for mathematical equations. It is surprisingly difficult to find detailed information about it. Here is some information from support.office.com. Also see this blog post and the references in it, especially this pdf by Tomas B. Co.)


Some variants have good support for mathematical equations—using the same synax as LateX for math typesetting (see below). An online version with good math support and PDF export is Madoko. If you prefer an offline version, try pandoc (PDF export might require a working LaTeX installation, see below).


Standard software for mathematical documents. You can either use it on your computer or online, e.g., on ShareLaTeX or Overleaf. In general, we recommend to use one of the online versions instead of installing LaTeX on your computer.

If you want to install LaTeX on your computer, choose a distributions for your operating system. For example, miktex (Windows), mactex (OS X), or texlive (Linux).

Once you have installed LaTeX on your computer, you can create LaTeX documents in an editor. Here are some suggestions: (For each platform, the editors are roughly ordered by ease-of-use.)

Some references about LaTeX: