{math-mode} is about typesetting mathematical content, e.g. tweaking the appearance of spacing and symbols in a formula, or producing specific mathematical constructs. For questions about "wrapper" environments like equation or align, consider the tag {equations}.

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Stretchable glue in (script)scriptstyle (subscripts, superscripts, fractions)

If $a+b$ appears in a paragraph, the spacing around + will depend on how stretched/compressed the line is. If ${a+b}$ is used, then the formula will have its natural width regardless of how ...
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Three dots above a symbol look weird [duplicate]

In math mode, when I type \dot{x}, \ddot{x}, \dddot{x} the third expression doesn't look like the two previous ones. The three dots are widely spaced and higher above the symbol. Is there a way to ...
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Use the beta variant

Is it possible to use the curled beta: ϐ (U+03D0) in a formula? There are variants available for \epsilon, \theta, \phi, \rho, \sigma and \phi with \varepsilon, \vartheta, etc... but there is no ...
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Deleted Main.bib using filecontents while trying to enter citation involving mathematical treatment

Ok. I feel pretty stupid but I was trying to find a solution to using mathematics in bibliography. I ended up using the following example in this forum that used filecontents. Help with math symbols ...
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“Dimension too large” using geometry package

So, I have an interesting problem with a really (really really ...) large equation that I am trying to typeset. Basically, crunching the file through pdflatex gives: This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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new command using math mode sub index bug

I have defined the following command \newcommand{\gsubselector}[2]{$s_{#1,#2}$} and I'm calling it from a document in the following way: ... \gsubselector{a,i} : \gsubselector{b,j} there is ... ...
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Can I use xymatrix to make a spectral sequence ? meaning how to make the boxes?

Is it possible to use the xymatrix command to make a spectral sequence ? Since xymatrix has all the arrows, what I am really asking is are there commands that will enclose the entries in a lattice of ...
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Difficulties implementing Equations

I am trying to write this equations in TeXnic Center, but so far, I am not very successful. The equations I want to write are here: ...
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LaTeX Extensible Delimiters Definitions

I'm writing a new font (in Metafont) and am working on the OMX-encoded math font. I've properly defined the parts of the extensible parentheses and included the fairly straightforward ligature ...
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Greek `\chi`'s subscript expressions: how to make it smaller or offset lower?

I am unsatisfied with the way subscript is rendered for the Greek letter \chi. This particular letter is rendered with a small downward offset. I occasionally have to prefix the subscript with ...
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How do I add a line break in display math mode?

For instance, how do I add a break after the first line in \[ a + b = c // what should I add here? a = c - b \]
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What bar should be used for definition of (formal) languages?

I wanted to know which standard symbol should be used as a delimiter when recursively defining a (formal) language, such as this fragment of arithmetic expressions : X ::= 0 | 1 | X+X | X*X | I use ...
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What generically CANNOT be compiled inside an equation environment?

Certain macros or whole environments which are themselves not equations, like whole tikz diagrams can be placed in the equation environment and compile. For example Diagram displayed as an equation ...
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Remove all math for spelling and grammar checking

I'm compiling a LaTeX file to pdf and then I use a pdf to text converter to convert the file to plain text. I then use LanguageTool to do grammar checking on that plain text file. The LaTeX source has ...
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What is the name of the default font in math mode?

I draw figures in Inkscape. When I label elements within the figures with variable names that I have used in the underlying TeX document, I would like them to look exactly the same as in the document. ...
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Difference between \xx{} and \mathxx{}?

What is the difference between math font \xx{} and \mathxx{} where xx=rm, bf, cal? When I use them it seems that the \xx{} formats all the words after it. But \mathxx{} formats only what is between ...
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Matrix with outer elements keep visual consistency

I am tying to figure out what is the best method to write a matrix with outer elements in the first row and column. Below is the code using array blkarray and kbordermatrix packages. As it can be ...
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Display a breve over several letters

I'm writting with a very dumb question, buy I haven't been able to find anything regarding this topic, nor think of a more general topic to look into. I'm trying to have a \breve which scales ...
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Unary plus with numbers?

This is driving me nuts... I need to write out an explicit plus sign, like (q, 1, +1). But LaTeX just swallows the '+' sign... \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, fourier, ...
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Defining 3*(2^4) complex macro at once

An Automata can be 1- or 2- ways, With Several Heads or a Single head Deterministic or Non-deterministic With a stack or not That makes 2^4 = 16 possibilities. However, for each combination, I'd ...
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Save wiki page in TEX?

Lot of wiki pages are excellent but there is no way to save it in LaTeX format so that the formula are kept. Even if we can use wiki's "create a book" function to save as pdf. The formula in wiki are ...
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Weird Behavior of Math mode in beamer

I wanted to use align* environment but it's somehow not working. It's working with regular $$ but the problem is then i have to customize formatting with \hspace and \vspace which defeats the purpose ...
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Automatic matching and scaling delimiters

When I'm writing maths in TeX, I often have to use the scaling delimiters \left( and \right) and so on. I find the heavy use of them very unreadable in the source code. Is there any possibility that ...
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unicode-math + TeX Gyre Termes Math without \bigstar?

When I use TeX Gyre Termes Math with unicode-math like in the example I can't get the \bigstar symbol. It seems that the font does not have a bigstar at U-2605. Is there a way to re-define the ...
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Microtype gives wrong letterspacing in math mode

Using the \lsstyle command gives wrong math latterspacing afterwards. I came upon this problem when using the classicthesis and putting math in a section (microtype is used there too). After the ...
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Set a minimum space above and below displayed math

NOTE: This question is specifically about adding vertical space that increases to compensate for tall symbols. Thus, it is not a duplicate of How can I change the whitespace above and below math ...
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Forcing \overline not to continuously extend to adjacent variables

Could someone kindly help me how I can correctly display the following formula? (\pi\rho\overline{\Gamma_\theta}\overline{R_\theta}^2) The output is shown below. However, the overline should not ...
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Equations with operations next to each line

I basically want to type a derivation of a specific mathematical formula with the operations that have been done in each line, for e.g.: U = R * I |:R U/R = I Handwritten it looks like this: ...
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math equation with underline has different heights

I struggle with some equations in my research paper. I want to underline some variable, because they are complex, but if I use \underline the line is not at the same level in my example: ...
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Hebrew letters in a math equation

I'm using the Lyx editor. Is it possible, in general, to mix Hebrew characters in a math formula ("math-mode" in Lyx)? When trying to compile a Lyx file with Hebrew in a math formula I get this kind ...
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AUCTeX folding and square brackets in math mode

I want to use the folding functionality of AUCTeX, mainly to replace math macros with the corresponding symbols. But at the same time I want to continue to use square or curly brackets additionally to ...
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Math mode for csvsimple Import

I am currently struggling when I try to import a CSV file which contains math code using the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{csvsimple} \usepackage{amssymb} % Math symbols ...
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How exactly is spacing in and around a multiline math environment determined?

I've tried reading various sources (in particular Tex By Topic; I don't have a copy of the TeXBook) and experimenting on my own, but I'm still unclear as to how exactly the line spacing in and around ...
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Stackrel and footnote inside the math environment

In my document I have on first page an inequality \begin{eqnarray*} a &\stackrel{*}{\leq}& b \end{eqnarray*} and also on few other pages I have the same inequality. On each page I want to ...
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Is there a better and compact way to represent the expansion of products of polynomials?

Objective: to show the expansion process as readable as possible so we don't run the risk of misreading the coefficients of the corresponding terms of the expanded, long expressions. ...
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How can I use mathematical symbols and other special characters in URLs in footnotes?

I want to footnote a URL which contains mathematical signs such as = and LaTeX asks me for a $ sign to take it to mathematical space (and therefore changing the font which is not suitable). How should ...
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Underbraced text under sum is in different size from other

Text in underbrace under sum is bigger than other. \sum_{{\{a,b,c,d,e,f\}=\{\underbrace{a,b,c,d}_{4\ terms}},e,f\}} How can I solve this neatly.
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LuaLaTeX - Problem with defining Cambria Math only for special font types

I've got a problem, that I can't fix. As soon as I try to use Cambria Math as font for \mathscr and \mathbfscr I get a "missing \endcsname inserted" as error. I'm new to LuaLaTeX so I simply ...
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vertical bar for absolute value and conditional expectation

Now I use "mid" for all vertical bars, but I wonder what's the proper ways. The first scenario is vertical bar for absolute value. Now I just right $x\leq \mid x \mid$. but is this correct? The ...
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Line break and text arent working

I am new to LaTeX and I am having trouble with \text and line breaks. My code is as such $$\text{if} y^{(t)} \neq h(x; \theta, \theta_{0}) \text{then} \\ \theta^{(k+1)} = \theta^{k}+ ...
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Aligning equation including multiline expressions

I have a derivation and have problems getting it to look nice. The derivation goes over several lines, so I want the = signs aligned. That is easy either using align or eqnarray. However, one of the ...
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breaking equation and different alignments

I would like to break the following two equations. I would like for them to have the colons aligned together, but besides that they should have their own, unique alignment points. Please see the ...
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Big forward slash in math

I have a equation in from of a=VERYBIGSTUFF / VERYBIGSTUFF And I would like to have a "verybig" forward slash in the middle of them. I dont like \frac mode, as I would like to have them ...
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Why use the control sequences \bigl, \biggl, \bigr or \biggr, as I can always use \big or \bigg?

If my manuscript file has $$\biggl({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ {\partial^2 \over \partial y^2}\biggr)\bigl|\varphi(x+iy)\bigr|^2 = 0$$ or $$\bigg({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ ...
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Etiquette for math subscripts and superscripts

It is my first question here, I hope it is not too stupid... I am writing my thesis in math and I need a lot of subscripts and superscripts. My problem arises since in subscripts and superscripts ...
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xelatex mathspec with polyglossia

How to use mathspec package and polyglossia for the russian language? MWE \documentclass[14pt]{extreport} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{commath} % ...
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Negative exponent not displayed using the subfigure environment from subcaption [duplicate]

Consider this simple MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{subcaption} %sub figures \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{subfigure}{\linewidth} \centering \caption{Test1} \end{subfigure} ...
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undefined control sequence in latex

I snippet of my code is presented here.I do not understand why I'm getting the error undefined control sequence.I have also included the package amsmath. \subsection{Logistic Regression} \noindent ...
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Which one should I use to annotate equations? \tag or \text?

I am still confused in selecting whether to use \text or \tag for annotating equations. Which one should I use? If it is about personal preference, what is the pros and cons between them? ...
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xhookrightarrow and xmapsto?

I use $\xrightarrow{f}$ a lot and I found myself in need of the corresponding commands \xmapsto and \xhookrightarrow quite a few times and I was wondering if there is anything like it. I'd like to ...