{amsmath} is a package provided by AMS that enhances LaTeX's mathematical typesetting capabilities in various ways.

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Interaction between \hdotsfor and colortbl: Bug/Feature?

When using package colortbl, the command \hdotsfor fails (partially), leaving too much white space before and after the dotted part. The mwe \documentclass{book} \usepackage{colortbl} ...
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Clash between aligned environment and TikZ?

The following code mis-renders the multi-line label: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} \begin{tikzpicture} \node (A) at ...
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How to properly subscript in a superscripted fraction?

the title says it all. It attached a MWE to display the different relative sizes of a subscript within a normal fraction and a superscripted fraction. As you can see, in the superscripted fraction the ...
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Difference between align and alignat environments

What is the difference between align and alignat environments?
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Using \label with amsmath nested environments

First of all, I'm not sure these environments are supposed to be nested, but the fact is the alignment comes out exactly how I wanted, and no errors are issued. \documentclass[a5paper]{article} ...
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using subequations

I have an equation consisting of two parts and would like to use subequation for that. Here's the code: \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{subequations} \begin{equation} \operatorname{min}_{a,b,c} ...
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Text misplacement with certains combinations of \mathring and \overline

If I try to compile the following document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclareMathOperator{\Op}{Op} \begin{document} \[ 1 + \mathring \Op(4) = 2 \] \[ \overline{ 1 + \mathring ...
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Glossaries in Align Environment

Using glossaries commands in align environment seems to screw up the tag alignment. How can I use gls{...} commands in align environments without the tag position being altered? Consider the ...
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How to align multiple symbols for a long equation?

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} %the argument for d specifies the maximum number of decimal ...
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Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$

Running the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} Dies, yet it runs just fine with the \usepackage{amsmath} commented out. The logs ...
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Using `\allowdisplaybreaks` locally for a single chapter / single equation

I do have a longer paper. In one chapter I got several multiline equations, which I wrote using the align environment from amsmath-package. Actually those are quite long computations which should ...
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overset text over equal sign in in an Align environment

Look at the following example \begin{align} & x \\ \overset{\text{some long explanation}}= & foo \\ & = bar \end{align} what is the best way to get the equal signs ...
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Trick LaTeX into doing double superscripts

I have a function in my .sty sheet that does a second partial derivative: \newcommand{\hpartdsq}[2]{\dfrac{\partial^2 #1}{\partial #2 ^2}} But I'd like to pass it something that already has a ...
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\bigl and \bigr in sub/superscripts

When typesetting expressions with multiple adjacent parentheses, I like to use \bigl and \bigr on the outermost parentheses to make it easier to read, especially with 3 or more parentheses in a row. ...
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eqref in captions with mathtools

I've now tried mathtools for the first time, for the sake of showonlyrefs. It works fine, except if I put an \eqref command into a figure caption, in which case I get: ! Argument of \@caption has an ...
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Is it possible to typeset text inside math without amsmath?

Is it possible to typeset text properly inside math without amsmath? Typically I typeset short text using mathrm, or text (amsmath) within equation: $M_\mathrm{effective mass}$ $M_\text{effective ...
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\vec{p_{\bar p}} renders strangely

When I do: \vec{p_{\bar p}} I get: instead of with the \vec shifted over a bit. Why does this happen? (Also, \vec{\mbox{p_{\bar p}}} renders identically, even though \mbox{p_{\bar p}} looks ...
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How to increase the vertical space surrounding mathematical equations?

How can I, in a systematic way, increase the vertical space surrounding mathematical equations? \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Ah, ...
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Adaptively sized delimiters that don't go beyond the size of \bigl and \bigr

I would like adaptively sized delimiters, but only up to \bigl/\bigr-size. That is, there is variation only between ordinary/normal size and one size higher. \documentclass{article} ...
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QED symbol in a custom theorem environment

I have created my own theorem environment like this \newtheoremstyle{mythmstyle}{}{}{}{}{\scshape}{.}{ }{} \theoremstyle{mythmstyle} \newtheorem{mythm}{Theorem} How do I add the QED symbol (the ...
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\cee command (from mhchem package) doesn't allow \\[10pt]

when using \cee command (from mhchem package) within align environment, \\[10pt] doesn't work. It works in align environment without \cee. Is there a workaround? here is a MWE: ...
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Please help me input the following formula correctly

This is the formula I want to be made in LaTeX. The problem is to make this formula aligned. I've made something like this \begin{gather} 1 = \cos \, (\bar x, \bar x) = \cos^2 \, (\bar x, x) + ...
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Delimitershortfall in align environment

Can you explain why the \delimitershortfall cannot be modified inside a align environment? This is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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minipage is wider than I wanted

Occasionally, the width of a minipage environment seems to be ignored. I've not kept accurate records of when this has happened. But below is purely illustrative code that shows the issue. ...
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Makeindex error when ! used in \index in align environment

See MWE below. The symbol ! in the \index causes an error. This is only the case in align environments (not in equation). So it seems to have to do something with amsmath. If ! is put in an \mbox ...
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Multiply defined labels using hyperref

I'm using the stackrel command to indicate important steps in the transformation of formulas. E.g. I would write: A\stackrel{(!)}{=}B so that I can later explain in text why exactly A equals B. I've ...
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Underarrow with smaller depth, shorter minimum length, and smaller arrow head?

I am using underarrows from amsmath to decorate messages with their direction, as in $\underleftarrow{\mathsf{msg}}$ () and $\underrightarrow{\mathsf{msg}}$ (). I am looking for a better underarrow, ...
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\eqref to give reference to a sequence of subequations

Suppose I have the following code \begin{subequations} \begin{align} a+b = c \label{eq.1}\\ d+e = f \label{eq.2} \end{align} \end{subequations} I want now that upon giving the reference, it ...
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Opposite of \allowdisplaybreaks

If i load the amsmath package it doesn't allows to break by default alignments across the pages in the multline, align, gather, alignat environments and their starred versions. Howewer it exists the ...
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What is the advantage of using the equation environment in latex?

My flatmate uses \flalign for all of his equations in LaTeX and after thinking about it, it makes sense. Is the \equation environment not just more restrictive? Is there ever an advantage to using the ...
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Revtex's tensor macro interferes with nested amsmath split and align environments

I've encountered a strange collision between RevTeX and AMSLaTeX. If I nest a split environment inside an align environment, it works as it should, but then the next time I use the RevTeX \tensor{} ...
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Typesetting a pattern matching equation

I want to typeset an equation for a paper. In the field of computer science we can define an equation that depends upon the form of one of it's arguments. I want to typeset this with LaTeX & ...
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unicode-math and amsmath incompatible

When I compile the following mwe with xelatex, I am told: ERROR: LaTeX Error: Command \dddot already defined. --- TeX said --- Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual. l.571 ...
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Equation numbering problems in AMSMath environments with \pause

I'm writing a beamer presentation, and trying (unsuccessfully) to use \pause to step through a numbered array of equations, with the equations appearing in turn, and the corresponding numbers ...
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Color fraction bar

What would be the easiest way to create a fraction whose bar can be coloured as desired? I know one can use the \genfrac{left-delim}{right-delim}{thickness}{mathstyle}{numerator}{denominator} command ...
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Align successive equations through the entire document

I am fairly new to TeX and need to create my math assignment with TeX. I have succeeded aligning all my calculations with the use of \begin{align*} and \intertext{}, however in my document i have ...
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What is wrong with defining \bal as \begin{align}?

I'm trying to define two commands \bal and \eal instead of inserting \begin{align} and \end{align} in my document, but in the code below, I'll get some errors. What is wrong with it? ...
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What's the difference between align and align*?

After some brief searching I can't find the difference between align and align*. Google summarily ignoring the * is making it harder I think. Can you tell me the difference between these two? ...
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Extra space above boxed multi-line equation

Well, this question is not new. It was asked back in 2007 in texhax, and answered at the same time. However, I couldn't apply the patch as mentioned in the answer, so I decided to ask it here. ...
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How can I put a matrix in a figure caption?

I would like to put a matrix in a figure caption. The following example demonstrates the idea: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{graphics, epsfig, psfrag} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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Centering equations within alignat command

I want to centre the formula inside the equals. So far I have \begin{alignat*}{2} v_2(16)&=\frac{2}{5}[v_3(32)+v_3(8)] &&= 0, \\ v_2(4)&=\frac{2}{5}[v_3(8)+v_3(2)] &&= ...
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Tagging under an equation using underbrace

I would like to tag two parts of a huge equation using underbraces (and call them, say term A and term B). Later in the text, I want to talk about term A and term B. Is there a way to tag and label ...
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Workaround for align without using amsmath

I'm preparing a manuscript for a journal that demands a style file (copernicus2.cls) that's not compatible with amsmath. I want to display some aligned equations, but the lack of amsmath means I can't ...
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Clean-Looking Piecewise-Defined Functions

I want to write a clean-looking piecewise defined function. There's a similar post here: How to write a function (piecewise) with bracket outside?, but I have follow-up questions. The two options I ...
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Is the blkarray package compatible with Xetex and amsmath?

Running xelatex on the file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{blkarray} \begin{document} \begin{blockarray}{c} 1 \end{blockarray} \end{document} gives the error ...
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How to put \dots in front equation numbers in amsmath

By default the style is \renewcommand{\theequation}{\thechapter.\arabic{equation}} for example x+y =4 (2.1) How to put \dots in front equation numbering such as ...
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\ifmmode self-contradictory in amsmath (OK in just LaTeX)

File: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\argghhh}{\relax\ifmmode\bar\else\expandafter\=\fi} \begin{document} $ \argghhh a $ \end{document} produces error (but ...
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How do you make numbered equations in latex?

I would like to put in a code that automatically assigns a number to the equations in my documents preferably aligned on the right hand side. How can I go about this? ...
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A vertically centered equation number on a multline environment

The multline environment does exactly what I want in splitting a long formula between lines by utilizing the horizontal space to the fullest. (I don't want the alignment features of the align ...
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How to stop fractions in display equations from running into each other?

Is there some standard way to create multiple display equations like the following without having to use: \renewcommand*{\arraystretch}{2} (so that the two rows in the second equation don't get ...