I've put together a LaTeX package
problempack to make it easier
to write up problem sets with solutions for the classes I TA.
The package takes care of a few details:
- Make it easy to compile one pdf with only the problems and another pdf with problems and solutions.
- Define nicely typeset environments for automatically or manually numbered problems.
- Save retyping a few of the parameters (course title, class title,
etc), that show up in the note title and also need to go out to
- Change the page layout to minimize margins (saves paper on printing).
- Set the spacing between problems (e.g. to tweak output to a single page, versions >= 0.2).
- Add section level entries to the table-of-contents and hyperref bookmarks (versions >= 0.3).
The basic idea is to make it easy to write up notes. Just install
problempack.sty in your
texmf tree, and then use it like I do in
the example included in the package. The example produces a simple
problem set ( ) and solution notes ( ).
A related package that defines some useful physics macros (
\ihat, ...) is my
wtk_cmmds.sty. This used to be a
problempack.sty, but the commands are less general, so I
split them out into their own package.
The final package in the
problempack repository is
which adjusts the default LaTeX margins to pack more content into a