amssymb is a LaTeX package to provide access to the extra mathematics symbols of the fonts from the AMS (American Mathematical Society)

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How to prevent Beamer from loading amssymb and amsfonts?

I would like to use the mathdesign package and the charter font in my beamer presentation. But when using \usepackage[charter,cal=cmcal]{mathdesign} I get the following warnings (sic!): Package ...
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Is there another symbol that is slightly different from \forall (likewise for \exists)?

What Is there a symbol that is slightly different from $\forall$ (e.g. having a second line from upper left to lower middle)? It should obviously mean "for all" but be sufficiently different to not ...
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What is the symbol “between” (≬) used for?

The amssymb package has a binary relation symbol named \between, which I have never come across. What is it used for? I found out from a compiler error when I tried to define a symbol named that way ...
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How do I insert a backslash inside a mathematical statement?

I'm trying to write a set subtraction operation in an AMS formatted template. In the end, what I want should look like A\B. But I'm doing this in math-mode $A\B$ and this gives me errors. I've also ...
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Designing a new tuple of Algebra Operators

It's neccessary to have at least two extra tuples of Albera Operators. A minimal tuple is a triple (to_be_subset_eq, meet_operator, join_operator). There are some ideas how to make 2 extra tupes. ...
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Why are \twoheadleftarrow and \leftarrow so different? [Sweave, listings]

I am wondering why the \twoheadleftarrow in the code below looks so much different from (worse than) the \leftarrow, although according to the LaTeX symbol list, the arrow heads should be of the same ...
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Is there no good way to write \not\iff?

It always comes out funky, and I'd like to avoid \nLeftrightarrow. Is there any good way to negate the longer \iff double implication arrow?
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Typesetting Quine quotes

The obvious way of typesetting Quine quotes, also known as quasi-quotation marks, in LaTeX doesn't work well when the content of the quote is tall. For example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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AMSsymb in ConTeXt

Where can I find some of the functionality, namely the symbols, from the LaTeX package AMSSymb in ConTeXt? For example, how do I place a \blacksquare? Is there an equivalent in ConTeXt? I didn't find ...
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amsthm and amssymb disappeared after updating? [duplicate]

I had recently updated my MikTeX 2.9, but after I did that, two packages - amsthm and amssymb - disappeared. My editor outputs an error whenever I call them, and I can't find them in the package ...
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Designing medcirc and circledtimes symbols

It would be great to use only \medcirc and \circledtimes from the pxfonts or to design the similar symbols by other techniques. The symbols from pxfonts are quite well but when I connect the ...
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\hslash with other letter

I would like to know how to make a character like \hslash, but with a 'd' instead of an 'h'. I know that \hbar is defined using \mathchar'26, might there be a similar character for the slash in ...
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beamer and ams symbols

I would like to use some ams symbol in my presentation, like arrows or aother kind of symbol. When I use the command \ding with the relative code for display the symbol, I receive an error during the ...
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MinionPro conflicting with amssymb

I am using the package MinionPro. But I need some symbols, for example, \gnapprox and \mho, available on the package amssymb. Well, here is my code (as minimal as possible): \documentclass{report} ...
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Negation of nleftrightarrow?

If I use $\nleftrightarrow$ from the amssymb package, I get a negated double-headed arrow. So far, so good. Unfortunately, the $\nleftrightarrow$ seems to have smaller arrow heads then the ...
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How to show a symbol from amssymb package in XeLaTeX?

I would like to use the \bigstar symbol (amssymb package) as bullet (itemize environment) in Beamer using XeLaTeX but I cannot get it. Any solutions?
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Package mathabx results in tiny square as QED

If I use amssymb, the square at the end of the proof would just be in normal size. But when I use mathabx, the square gets tiny. Is there any way I can use mathabx and still get the normal square? ...
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Long twoheadrightarrow

Is it possible to have a LONG twoheadrightarrow? There exists \longrightarrow and \longmapsto, but is there also a long version of the \twoheadrightarrow?
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Is the inline scaling of $\gtrsim$ or $\gtrapprox$ ok?

I want to write the commands \gtrsim or \gtrapprox from the amsart class inline but the symbols look disproportionally big compared to x, y: \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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How to use amssymb's \blackbox symbol

I have following problem - I want to use \blackbox in my file, which is provided by amssymb package. I use the following packages: babel, [T1]{fontenc}, [latin2]{inputenc}, none of which allows ...
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split equation in multiple lines

I am a new Latex user,I have loaded these two math equation in my Latex documents and i want to split an equation i have into multiple line \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} I am reading ...