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Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations?

Refering to http://wikieducator.org/Help:LaTeX_Symbol_Tables_-_Mathematics, I am trying to enter upper case Zeta into my tex file. When I enter $\zeta$ it compiles the code but when I say $\Zeta$ with upper case Z with a expectation that it would lead to upper case zeta, it does not compile. Am I missing something?

I am using Kile (Version 2.0.85) under Ubuntu (Version 11.04) and using Latex to compile the code. All other symbols like Uppercase Omega are not causing any problem.

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marked as duplicate by clemens, Werner, ienissei, Kurt, Martin Schröder Dec 6 '12 at 22:35

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The uppercase Zeta is Z, so simply write Z. – Stefan Kottwitz May 23 '12 at 12:22
Ohh is it? I am just being stupid. I should have thought about it. I just copied the code on the web link mentioned above. – maths-help-seeker May 23 '12 at 12:26
If you like, edit that Wiki page and correct it, if it's publicly editable. I made an answer from my comment. – Stefan Kottwitz May 23 '12 at 12:28
yes I think I should – maths-help-seeker May 23 '12 at 12:28
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The uppercase Zeta is Z, so simply write Z. You may define \Zeta yourself, such as




depending on your needs.

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Using $Z$ is good enough for me. Thanks! – maths-help-seeker May 23 '12 at 12:29

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