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1answer
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Library of reusable equations

I want to do something that sounds simple. I want to create an external file where I will store my equations. Then I would like to be able to these equations and input them in a document without ...
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1answer
193 views

Is there another style to make an \underbrace in big braces look elegant?

I don't think the following equation looks good because of the existence of the \underbrace. \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ ...
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1answer
157 views

How to know the line width of enumeration in two column document prior to entering the enumeration?

I want to populate the following lengths just once prior to entering the enumeration (or perhaps prior to entering the document environment) to free me from worrying whether or not the ...
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1answer
141 views

Which one is recommended to split, continue and align a long equation?

In my investigation, the outputs are identical as follows. Version 1: Using aligned. \begin{align*} \framebox[6cm]{Top LHS}\\ \framebox[5cm]{Middle LHS}\\ \framebox[4cm]{Bottom LHS} &= \! ...
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4answers
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Good typesetting practice for long equations

I have the following (quite horrible) equation in my thesis: \begin{align*} \frac{\partial^2}{\partial t_1^2} f(t_0,t_1) = ( \delta+2t_0+2t_1)^{\alpha( w-t_0+t_1 )-1} \cdot \bigl( ...
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1answer
348 views

Should citations be used before or after equations?

Should I put citations before or after equations? For example: the following sequence \citep{----} \begin{equation} -------- \end{equation} or the following sequence \begin{equation} -------- ...
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1answer
248 views

eqnarray or equation for single-line equations?

Normally I would use \begin{equation}, of course. But I got a huge file (more than two hundred pages) where many equations are formatted like this: \begin{eqnarray} a = b + 1 % no & here! ...
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2answers
609 views

Which is the preferred command for equations in LaTeX?

While browsing some of the older questions I learned that I should not use $$. I also learned that I blamed LaTeX for obscure error messages that can be prevented by using \( and \). I started to ...
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5answers
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Which equations should be numbered?

Is the best practice to number all equations, or just those that will be referred to?