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How should I make the \min and \max bold?

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You could use \boldmin defined as \newcommand\boldmin{\mathop{\mathbf{min}}

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Or of course \DeclareMathOperator\boldmin{\mathbf{min}} –  tohecz Nov 13 '12 at 9:38
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There are many ways for getting bold in math, e.g. see "How can I get bold math symbols?".

Since you have tagged the question with amsmath, I assume this package is loaded and then \boldsymbol is available. The following example shows some ways to bold an expression with \min with different bold ranges:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
\[ \min_{i=1}^n q(s_i) \]
\[ \mathop{\boldsymbol\min}_{i=1}^n q(s_i) \]
\[ \mathop{\boldsymbol{\min_{i=1}^n}} q(s_i) \]
\[ \boldsymbol{\min_{i=1}^n q(s_i)} \]
\end{document}

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Bold math can be obtained by loading the bm package, and then using \bm{\min} and \bm{\max}

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I'm not sure, but does this preserve the correct spacing? –  tohecz Nov 13 '12 at 9:37
    
@tohecz Yes, it does preserve the correct spacing. –  Guido Nov 13 '12 at 9:56
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