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I would like to create notation for minimisation or maximisation over parameters such as the notation shown here:

I have a solution which is very inelegant. What do you think would be the neatest approach to creating this notation in LaTeX?

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How about showing this "very inelegant" solution? –  Werner Oct 12 '12 at 17:32
    
The rationale for not showing my solution is to avoid creating bias in the possible answers. My approach involved the use of underset and arrays. –  d3pd Oct 12 '12 at 18:09
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

amsmath has a \substack for this:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\[
\min_
{\left\{\substack{
p^{\mathrm{miss}},E^{\mathrm{miss}}\\
(p^{\mathrm{miss}})^2=0}
\right\}}
[(p^l + p^{\mathrm{miss}})^2]
\]

\end{document}
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This is great. Thank you very much for your assistance. –  d3pd Oct 12 '12 at 18:08
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