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

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In exponents, parenthesis too small, \big too big

When something big (a fraction, a sum, an integral...) appears within a pair of parenthesis, one can typically use \left(...\right) to get delimiters large enough to surround the contents. The ...
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Is $ … $ okay to use, while $$ … $$ is not recommended? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are \( and \) preferable to $? According to Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$?, $$ ... $$ should not be used. My understanding is, it is because $$ ... $$ is not ...
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How do I make the \min and max bold?

Refering to this question How to make the table fit into the column? How should I make the \min and \max bold?
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\frenchspacing not setting the space factor codes correctly?

When I type \showthe\frenchspacing, I get the following output: > \frenchspacing=macro: ->\sfcode `\.1006\sfcode `\?1005\sfcode `\!1004\sfcode `\:1003\sfcode `\;1002\sfcode `\,1001 . Shouldn't all ...
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AMS Split inside AMS Align

I'd like to have multiple lines inside a single align cell like so: \begin{alignat*}{1} = & \begin{split}x+\\ y\end{split} \end{alignat*} But I get an error like: \end{alignat*} \An extra ...
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Better transitive closure of labelled arrow

I think the answer will be easy, but I haven't found it yet: I use labelled arrows like \xrightarrow\tau a lot. Sometimes, I need the transitive closure of such relations, which I write ...
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Reduce space between 'genfrac' and indices

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath}% http://ctan.org/pkg/amsmath \DeclareRobustCommand{\eulerian}{\genfrac<>{0pt}{}} \begin{document} % Source: ...
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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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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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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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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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Footnote from intertext

I want to be able to send footnotes from intertexts I use within align. Is there an easy way to accomplish this (say using a package)? For example, I am a little teapot \begin{align} this ...
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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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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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\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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Increase size of fractions on multiple lines

Inside a matrix, I have some very loaded (subscripts, greek letters, \breve) fractions: \begin{equation} Q_r = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{\partial \breve{y}_r}{\partial \theta_1}\bigg|_{t_1} & ...
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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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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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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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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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How to typeset piecewise functions [duplicate]

I don't know what the big { thing is called so can't search and when tried and write in LaTeX and didn't find this expression or structure in word either.
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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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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 ...