{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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returning maths values in a new command

So I'm trying to construct a command which calls another command to make typing easier, but for some reason I'm not able to get the commands to return things properly. Here is what I have ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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New TX math font symbol: skew underbrace with package newtxmath

I found that the New TX math font newtxmath could not displace underbrace, see: latest Texlive 2012 The correct underbrace with default CM font: It's weird that it works well when I test it ...
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Replace several letters in math font

I need to typeset a whole document sans serif with sourcesanspro, including formulas. I know that there are a lot of arguments against doing this, but in this particular case it makes sense. My ...
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How to do Three column Addition?

I want to write a primary school sheet of exercices (additions in columns) with big digits in LaTeX. When i want to do two columns, it is easy with xlop, but i can't to do three columns! How to do ...
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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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Dividing Long Equation using Split

I have a long equation as below, As the equation is too long, I am working to split it. Unfortunately it was not successful. Confused where could be the mistake. Could you assist to point it. MWE: ...
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Summing a list and specifying number of elements on list

How would I create something like either of the following on LaTeX?
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Should I use \mathsmaller with superscripts and subscripts in \frac?

I am stuck with how to best format this equation and would love if you stylish tex-heads could help me out. It looks like this: I am happy with it except for the: I think the 2 and 0 are too ...
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Alignment using an alignat{2} environment

In the following code, I have the appropriate alignment. All the equal signs are aligned. There is one expression that is written on two lines; I wanted the first plus signs aligned. I used an ...
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mathabx + mathtools -> extremely odd underbrace behaviour… how to fix?

This following code produce very strange result: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathabx} ...
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How to produce aligned math with an extra symbol on the left.

In school, our teacher requires us to put a ⇔ sign on the left of our equations, when we do a tranformation on the equation. Usually, I use an align context to format multiple transformations of an ...
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AMS align: Left aligned text/math plus multicolumn align

This question is basically a combination of two previous posts: Adding left aligned text to an equation. and AMS align / Align multiple “=”, too much space (the latter being my own question). What I ...
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Multi-column delimiter in align

I want to set the following, but with all the <'s aligned horizontally Source of this failed attempt: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} ...
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Centering split equation

I am quite new to TeX. I want that each line in the following equation be centered, but I cannot find how to do it. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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How to deal with different commas in text and math mode?

I'm writing a thesis and decided to use Charter (\usepackage{XCharter}) for text and Palatino (\usepackage{mathpazo}) for math. Unfortunately the commas in Charter and Palatino look very different, so ...
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Different symbols in $…$ and align environments

Is there a way to force LaTeX to produce different symbols either in $...$ or \begin{align}...\end{align} environments? For example $ \mymacro $ should lead to A while \begin{align} \mymacro ...
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Color underline a formula

I want to underline different parts of a formula with different colors. What is the best possible option? Soul seems only to provide one color per document.
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Blank lines in align environment

Is there a way to insert a blank line between two equations in align environment? From what I understand a blank line is interpreted as \par and \par is not allowed in align. Can I disable this ...
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Typesetting mathematical constants

Is there any command for typesetting constants in mathematical formulas? I would imagine something similar to \operatorname or \DeclareMathOperator, but for constants. I want the constant to be ...
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Problems with ipython notebook Tex

I'm using ipython notebook with the following Tex code %%latex We begin with the formulation of Maxwell's Laws. \newline Once \begin{aligned} \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{B}} -\, \frac1c\, ...
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Conflict between animate package and math delimiters?

I've encountered an unusual problem with the animate package and the use of math delimiters, like \left\{. When compiling the MWE, I get the error Missing delimiter (. inserted). on the math line. ...
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Is it possible to give colors to big (automatic) parenthesis in math mode?

In the following code I can't make the right parenthesis to have arbitrary colors. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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Missing font shapes

I have a problem with missing font shapes. I'm working on lecture notes and made some corrections to a very large latex document, so I did not set up everything by myself. Now I encoutered the problem ...
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How to write mathematics in cover letter? [closed]

I can't write $\ell_1$ and other mathematics symbol in this cover letter: what packages are needed? \documentclass[a4paper,parskip=full,]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} ...
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aligning equations with a tag

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper, total={6in, 8in}]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Highlight elements in the matrix

I have a matrix and need to highlight some elements in the matrix. I have found how to highlight a single element (I want to put the cell in the square): $$ A = \begin{bmatrix} \fbox{0} & ...
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What are all the font styles I can use in math mode?

As can be seen in above picture, there are lots of fonts or font styles that can be used in math mode. What are all the fonts or font styles I can use in math mode, and which packages are required ...
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Linebreak between \left and \right [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make \left, \right pairs of delimiter work over multiple lines? I would like to type something like this: \begin{equation} \begin{split} \left( ba ba ba ...
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How to put a brace on the right, not left, to group cases?

How can I get a brace on the right, not the left, to group cases, using cases? (I know actual cases look better with the brace on the left, but the items I need to group are not literally cases. They ...
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Upper triangular matrix with big zero in lower triangular?

I can represent an upper trapezoidal matrix say as shown below. I would like to replace all those zeros with a single big zero that spans across the low triangle rows and columns, and maybe also add a ...
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How to show latex commands in text mode

Sorry for the basic question. What I want to do is to show the latex command and, right after that, the output. But how can I show latex formulas without obtaining errors for not using the math mode ...
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How to best typeset “special” constants (complex unit i, Euler's number e,…)?

I'm trying to come up with a typographically appealing way to express "special" numbers such as the complex unit i = sqrt(-1) or Euler's number e. It has to be such that it cannot be confused with ...
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Define certain letter in math-mode to be always non-italic

Imagine I have a 500 page book about complex numbers. But I always wrote just j in math-mode as the imaginary unit. But I should have written \mathrm{j}. Is there a command I could write into my ...
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sqrt upright style

I need to change the style of sqrt and should make it a little bit narrower than the standard. second picture shows what I would like to have. any help is appreciated.
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How to have overlapping under-braces and over-braces

I am trying to typeset an equation that has overlapping over and under braces as per the image below: I have managed to typeset it using a sort of a hack, by typing the equation twice, once using ...
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formula with numerator and denominator of a fraction in display mode [duplicate]

I have the following formula and I want the nominator and the denominator to appear in display style. I use \everymath{\displaystyle} so I don't understand why they are not in display mode. How can I ...
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big formula with description

It is possible to make the following thing, helping you Latex...?
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Using \mathpalette with macros that take more arguments

As I understand it, \mathpalette takes two arguments; the first must be a macro A that itself takes two arguments. A will be passed as #1 commands to reproduce the math enviroment at the location ...
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Why my lyx math equations are algned to left?

I am using a lyx template to write my thesis, I found that the equation are placed on the left of my page. I do not have "fleqn" option shown in Document->Settings->Custom section. How can I align ...
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Center-justifying first part of multline

Consider the following MWE. With my document setup, the equation has to be broken into two lines. Luckily I can get the entire matrix on one line, so I can break the equation after the equals sign. By ...
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Typesetting ST-traces in LaTeX

An ST-trace is a string with additional back-reference arc or arrows which may cross. An example may be seen at page 13 of http://kilby.stanford.edu/~rvg/pub/STbisimulation.pdf So, basically, this ...
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How can I change the font of all equations?

I'd like to change my default font style in all equations of one document, not just single equation. I guess I am using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage{amsmath}, which may be related to ...
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How to properly format a proof/explanation with multiple points of alignment?

This answered question addresses how to properly align/format a proof, allowing one to add text commentary alongside equations without ruining the alignment of the equations; however, it only seems ...
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Math w/italics in normal context, roman when in italic context (ie, caption)

I have not found this question asked previously. I am fine with math using italics for variables when the math appears in a normal context. But our figure captions are in italics, and when math is ...
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Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $

I am trying to set things up so that occurrences of $$ are replaced by \] if in math mode, \[ otherwise. My strategy is to make $ active and have it behave differently depending on whether the ...
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Upright text in math mode for chemical elements [duplicate]

I have a line as follows: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} {$d_{(O_{1}-Zn/Mg)}(\SI{}{\angstrom})$ \end{document} showing: I don't want the letters to be ...
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How to typeset times in regular text

How should I enter in a time of day in latex in order to have it typeset properly, if I am using the amsmath package? I am using pdflatex. say I want to write "12:00". In math mode, this gives a ...
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Font-independent convention for multi-letter variables in math mode

For several years now, I have always used \mathit to display variables that have more than one letter, to ensure proper kerning: \fbox{$foo = f(jazz)$} vs. \fbox{$\mathit{foo} = f(\mathit{jazz})$} ...
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Resize characters in figure caption

I frequently use \scalebox from the graphics package in math-environment as $x^{ \scalebox{0.55}{(n)} }_{i}$ which works fine. However, I am not able to use the same sequence in a figure caption: ...