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LaTeX: More Than Just Academic Papers and Theses
This is a presentation I gave about what LaTeX can do some years ago. I've continued to update it (slightly) for other talks. As this is quite a large project with many files and packages, users on the Free plan may not be able to compile it successfully on Overleaf. If that's the case, feel free to grab the PDF here, and download the sources as a .zip for offline perusal/compilation!
Guide on using upnmthesis
upnmthesis is a LaTeX class for authoring theses that fulfill formatting specifications required by Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM). This class and template was commissioned by the university's Centre of Graduate Studies in April, 2016, for both undergraduate and postgraduate theses. A sample file sample-thesis.tex, as well as relevant sample chapters, are included in the package. upnmthesis is available as a template on Overleaf which I recommend you modify for your own thesis write-up. (You can rename it, but I'll stick with the file name sample-thesis.tex throughout this guide.) The latest version of this template can also be downloaded from my website.
True photon mileage and the accelerating universe hypothesis
On the basis of the conclusions selectively gleaned from the history of ontological thought, it was assumed that the real geometry of the space of the Universe is the geometry of topologically fixed 3-dimensional hyper sphere. It claims that the understanding of metaphysical principles of space formation is important, resulting in the simplest mathematical approach to the calculation of actual astronomical distances. The comparisons of calculated lengths of trajectories of photons with the actual intergalactic distances reported by observers for different \(z\)-values are carried out using the selected assumptions. Photon mileage \(L_f = f (L_z, R_D)\) don't equal to the astronomical distance \(L_z\) detected by \(z\) value if \(R_D\) is the discrete quantum length of one of 4 space dimensions, associated with the curvature of space as a whole. The research concludes there is a good agreement between data obtained this way for star brightness with experimental data, when we speak about the hypothesis presupposing an accelerating growth of the Universe and abnormal brightness of supernovae; besides conclusions imply that adjustments to this hypothesis forward in the search of the values of brightness attenuation undetectable by today's tools are needed, otherwise, it could be talk about a possible expansion of our Universe in our era without accelerating.
V. A. Ivanov