# May 2012

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## What Math Skills are Necessary for Success in College Physics?

As a physics professor, I’ve discovered that there is one thing more than any other that prevents students from finding success in my algebra-based college physics course, proficiency in algebra. Students who start the course without sufficient mastery of algebra are like students starting a English literature course without being able to read English. If

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## How to Typeset EPS Figures in LaTeX

The extension EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript and is my favorite filetype for graphics and figures I produce using applications like Illustrator, Inkscape, and MATLAB. Here is how to insert EPS figures into a LaTex document. First you have to use the graphicx package so insert the following after the \documentclass tag and before the