Students interested in writing a thesis (or in the process of writing a thesis) should be aware of the math department's policies and guidelines, as well as those of the library:
The following files are the math department LaTeX templates for students choosing to do a thesis. The idea is that students will download the LaTeX files, add and edit as needed, then typeset and print out the completed thesis/form/abstract. Comments in the LaTeX files provide information on how to use them, together with information about the library's requirements as it applies to a math thesis. The completed thesis is submitted in .pdf form.
Students who don't have LaTeX or don't know how to use LaTeX might start at CTAN, the Consolidated TeX Archive Network.
Macintosh users may have a problem with the line endings in the LaTeX files and may have to convert the files so they have Mac line endings. This does not seem to be a problem with TeXShop, but may occur with other systems.
Portable Document File (.pdf) versions of these files are also provided in case they are useful.
GS-12 Form : Request for Thesis or Project Committee and Title.The GS-12 form and a thesis abstract need to be sent to the Associate Dean of the college at least one quarter before the thesis defense. The abstract accompanying the GS-12 does not actually need to be in the same, precisely specified, form as the abstract in the thesis, but why not make it the same.
- GS-12 Form in LaTeX form
- GS-12 Form in .pdf form
- Abstract template in LaTeX form
- Abstract template in .pdf form
Thesis TemplateIn theory, you can take this LaTeX thesis template, insert your own title, abstract, chapters, graphics, committee member names, etc. and then not have to worry about the margins, pagination, the formats of the title page, copyright page, references, appendices, etc.
To typeset the template, you will need the cycloid graphic. This graphic serves only to demonstrate how such graphics can be included in a LaTeX document. If you don't care about that, you don't need the graphics file, and the first change you might make to the thesis template is to remove all the \includegraphics commands. This graphics file needs to be put somewhere your LaTeX application can find it - for example, it could be placed in the same folder as the thesis template itself.
The first page of the thesis is the form, GS-13 APPROVAL PAGE FOR GRADUATE THESIS OR PROJECT. This form is signed by the thesis committee on successful completion of the oral defense and approval of the thesis.
You submit the .pdf version of the thesis electronically (without signatures). On paper, the library needs (1) one copy of the GS-13 form with signatures (The graduate advisor would like a copy for his/her files too.) (2) the Electronic Agreement form signed by you, everyone on your committee and the department chair. See the library's web site for details: Submission
Revised: May 2012