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Course syllabus N400T0_4I - Creation of Scientific Documents (FCFT - WS 2015/2016)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit title: Creation of Scientific Documents
Course unit code: N400T0_4I
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits: Exam (2 credits)
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Miroslav Fikar, DrSc. (instructor, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student has knowledge how to create scientific documents with both WYSIWYG and transformation methods. He/she is able to work with bibliographic information, correctly cite various sources. Students can work with typesetting tool LaTeX, can generate in batch different presentation and print outputs. He/she also has knowledge about structured text systems as XML or DocBook.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
1. Introduction to writing of scientific documents
2. Advantages and drawbacks of WYSIWYG systems
3. MS Word, Libre Office, Google Docs and their use
4-10 LaTeX
4. Introduction
5. Mathematical constructs
6. Management of large documents
7. Bibliographies
8. Figures, tables
9. Graphs and diagrams
10. Export formats
11-13 Other documentation systems
11. XML formats
12. DocBook - introduction
13. DocBook - transformations
Recommended or required reading:
KOPKA, H. -- DALY, P W. Latex. Podrobný průvodce. Brno : Computer Press, 2004. 576 p. ISBN 80-722-6973-9.
MITTELBACH, F. -- GOOSSENS, M. The Latex Companion. Reading : Addison-Wesley, 1994. 527 p. ISBN 0-201-54199-8.
GOOSSENS, M. -- RAHTZ, S. -- SUTOR, R S. -- GURARI, E M. -- MOORE, R. The LATEX web companion: Integrating TEX, HTML, and XML. Reading : Addison-Wesley, 1999. 522 p. ISBN 0-201-43311-7.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course contains 13 excercises, each taking 2 hours.
Assesment methods and criteria: Written examination
Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 12/14/2015.

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