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I posted an answer on math.se here and in there I used double dollar mode. Now in that mode, I had

\bigwedge^ \hspace{1mm} k V

but upon rendering it looks weird like

enter image description here

How can I bring the k closer to the big wedge so that it looks more normal like in single dollar mode? In single dollar mode, we have $\bigwedge^k V$ looking a lot more natural.

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Does this concern a document printed with TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt or just MathJax? –  egreg Oct 12 '12 at 22:45
    
@egreg I am not sure, on math.se it is printed with MathJax but when I type up latex documents I get the same problem too, so it's probably a latex wide problem. –  fpqc Oct 12 '12 at 22:46
    
You should never use $$ in LaTeX; probably \[\bigwedge\nolimits^{\!k}V\] is what you're looking for. –  egreg Oct 12 '12 at 22:48
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Recall that MathJax (used in Math.SE) is not LaTeX, while it uses some of its conventions. –  egreg Oct 12 '12 at 22:53
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@BenjaLim: See Why is \[ … \] preferable to $$? –  Werner Oct 12 '12 at 22:59
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Choose one among the following inputs, in LaTeX:

\[
\bigwedge^k V
\]

\[
\bigwedge\nolimits^k V
\]

\[
\bigwedge\nolimits^{\!k} V
\]

The respective results are shown below

enter image description here

The first is widely used, the second appears faulty. The command \! inserts a small backspacing.

Why not using $$ in LaTeX is explained here: Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$?

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did you try the following?

\newcommand{\mybigwedge}[1]{\bigwedge^{\kern{-3pt}#1}}

(where the -3 can be fine tuned to your taste)

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