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Latex Tips

Latex treats a period followed by space as the end of a sentence. As a result extra space is typeset after 'e.g.' and 'i.e.'. To avoid this force a single space using backslash followed by a space.

trees e.g.\ ash, birch.

A value followed by its unit should not be split across a line. To avoid this define the space between the value and its unit.

4\ cm

A common latex mistake is to include the unit while still in math mode.

9.87\ m\,s$^{-1}$ not $9.87\ m\,s^{-1}$

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