{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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Double superscript error involving tilde

When I write {{\tilde{C}}^{0}_{har}}^{\Gamma} (or the same with fewer curly brackets) in Tex I obtain a double superscript error and I can't solve it. Does someone know how to fix this?
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The line produced by \not looks bad on wider symbols

When using \not together with wider symbols such as \Leftrightarrow the diagonal line produced by \not is placed too far to the left. How can the line be properly aligned? For example the following ...
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A \boxed alternative with nicer spacing?

I like using \boxed to emphasize my answers in homework problem sets. However, whenever I use superscripts/exponents inside the box, the box becomes taller than it seems it should. This causes two ...
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frown and mathop/stackrel/overset

I need something like \stackrel{\frown}{MM'} to express the fact that MM' is some path. But I am not really satisfied by the look of the result. The \frown is too high. Would you please have a ...
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“!Missing $ inserted” error using amsmath environments

I am trying to compile a document with equations but whenever I use \begin{eqnarray}..\end{eqnarray} or \begin{align}...\end{align} or anything like this I get the error msg !Missing $ ...
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Stealth arrow in math?

Is there an easy way to produce stealth style arrows in normal math mode? By "stealth" I'm thinking of TikZ stealth arrowhead. Something like \rightarrowstealth? The question originates from a limit ...
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How to write a mathematical formula in 2 lines?

I have a mathematical formula with many symbols and Greek characters, but it is too big. So I want to split it in two lines. I use \\ between $, but it doesn't work. Does anybody know how to fix it?
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siunitx: Bold single numeric cells

I'm struggling to make a single numeric cell in an siunitx table bold. (A similar question for making a whole column bold is available here.) I want to define a simple macro which I can set for the ...
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How can I draw a dot under a symbol in math mode?

I'm trying to find the equivalent to \d (or \textsubdot) for the math mode.
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Typing Following notation in Latex [duplicate]

I need to generate following notation in LaTeX. It's used in differential geometry to denote vector fields. I can't find documentation and detexify is not helpful either.
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What's the difference between \mathrm and \operatorname?

I apparently can't see the difference in a compilation (pdflatex) between \mathrm and \operatorname. So, as in the title the question is: is there a difference? Which one is preferable in what ...
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Drawing a hypergraph

What is the proper way to draw a hypergraph? Is there a package to do this, or is there an easy way to draw such diagrams with a common drawing method like tikz? I'm trying to draw something like
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Dot notation for derivative of a vector [closed]

If I want to use the dot notation for the time derivative of a vector is better (more common) to put the dot over the vector, or the other way around \dot{\vec{v}} \vec{\dot{v}} The first says ...
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Sloppy \left and \right?

The \left and \right commands often produce improvidently large delimiters. It almost always looks better to use delimiters that are just slightly too small than delimiters that are too large. With ...
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How can I add some enhancement to the matrix [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Highlight elements in the matrix \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.5} \begin{document} ...
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How to automatically resize the vertical bar in a set comprehension?

I have a simple command which I use to write set comprehensions so that the braces automatically resize with respect to size of the enclosed arguments, e.g. \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Numbers outside Math environment

Should numbers inside the text be placed inside a math environment? For example, if I am writing ...indent code by 4 spaces..., should I write it this way or ...indent code by $4$ spaces...? ...
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Which version of LaTeX permits more than 16 alphabets?

Sometimes I receive a message: ! LaTeX Error: Too many math alphabets used in version normal. I know that there is a limit of 16 alphabets at most allowed to one article. However this message ...
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How to make a traditional division

How to make the traditional division? Like that: a |b_ r c
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What is the correct way to do delimiters?

I've always used \left and \right with my delimiters, but Martin Heller's answer to another question indicates that this method gives incorrect spacing. The correction appears to be prepending ...
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Difference between \textrm{} and \mathrm{}

Can you explain me what is the difference between \textrm{} and \mathrm{} when they are used in math mode. In what context one is preferred over the other?
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\DeclareMathOperator won't take arguments

I'd like to define a family of math operators that have the same superscript, but different subscripts. My first attempt was: \DeclareMathOperator{\Upd}[1]{U^M_{#1}} But the log tells me that: l.3 ...
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Underscore in textmode vs mathmode

I use _ character often in text mode, so I changed category of underscore: \catcode\_=12, but that applies also to mathmode and now I'm unable to make subscripts with underscore in mathmode. Is there ...
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\hfill in math mode

Is there any easy way of declaring a new command which emulates \hfill in math mode. I don't want flalign or something similar. I want to use the command in the same way (and with the same freedom) I ...
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Typeset mathematical symbols also in sans serif font?

For creating the graphics for my thesis (function graphs, flow charts, line art sketches) I've chosen to use the sans serif font by \renewcommand\familydefault{\sfdefault} However when I use ...
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Coding an equation with description

I want to code this equation in LaTeX: I'd like to know how to code the equation and the description below it with a reference as well.
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How to organize labels when there are too many equations?

I'm writing a moderately long text using LaTeX, and it's great to be able to organize chapters, sections, appendices, and everything else almost automatically. One thing has been bothering me though. ...
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A lateral brace to group a set of equations with labels

I have a set of equations that I'd like to display together (as an example, the Maxwell's equations). Requirement #1: I'd like to have them labelled like in an align environment \begin{align} ...
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Force upright Greek letters with isomath

The isomath package makes it possible to typeset upright Greek letters via \mathrm and \mathbf. Is it it possible to force all Greek letters to be typeset upright unless specified otherwise, e.g. to ...
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Limits under multiple \sum

I would like to place a lower limit under two consecutive \sums, somewhere in between. So I have \sum_{j=1}^{\infty}\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} and would like to place j>k in the lower limit between the ...
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Intertext vertical spacing

How do I reduce the vertical spacing of \intertext?
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How do I create the negated arrow on \xrightarrow?

Say I have $x\xrightarrow{\rm mb}y$ as in the first line below, but I want a negation symbol like the one defined in \nrightarrow, as in the second line, but extendable. Does anyone know how I can do ...
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How to get a vertical bar which is longer than \mid ?

sometimes when writing mathematical expression with partial derivatives, one needs to write a vertical bar afterwards and write the value at the which the partial derivatives are being computed as ...
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Preventing \MakeUppercase from affecting mathematics

Is there a way to prevent \MakeUppercase from affecting in-text equations? In this example, abc should change to ABC, but n should be left as it is. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Using LaTeX to render hypergeometric function notation

I decided to look if the solution Caramdir gave in this question would work as well for my attempts to use a new notation for hypergeometric functions. However, trying {}_3 ...
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Underbraces in Matrix Divided in Blocks

How to put underbraces, inside the parenthesis of a matrix, to name both sides of the blocks? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} . . . \[ ...
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How To Change Math Font Only?

I'd like to keep my text in Helvetica as usual but would like to have my equations and formulas in Roman or MT Extra. So far, I've tried using different packages but that changes both the text and the ...
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Aligning polynomial terms

In LaTeX align, I'm struggling to align polynomial terms and assume there's an easy way to do it. But I cannot find the simple/elegant solution. What I would like is something like this: x1 + x2 ...
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Typesetting 144…4 with “n times” under the 4's is easy, but what about \sqrt{144…4}?

Inspired by this question on the math StackExchange, suppose you want to typeset the square root of the number 144...4, that is, 1 followed by n 4's. If you write $\sqrt{1\underbrace{44\ldots4}_{n\ ...
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Supremum of the infimum

Consider the following snippet: $$\text{d}_{H}(A,B) = \max\left\{ \sup_{a\in A} \inf_{b\in B} \text{d}(a,b),\sup_{b\in B} \inf_{a\in A}\text{d}(a,b)\right\}$$ In the output, the text under the ...
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How to create vertical and horizontal dotted lines in a matrix?

Similar to this question, I am trying to output a similar matrix with dotted line instead of dashed line. Is there anyway to do this? I also try to use these three packages: ...
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Force line break inside a \lim argument in align environment

Inside an align environment I have a \lim with two variables which should be displayed in two lines: \begin{align} ... f & = \lim _ {a \rightarrow -\infty \linebreak b \rightarrow \infty} ... \\ ...
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Redefine the default depth of superscript and subscript document-wide

The behavior of subscript and supscript operator _ and ^ is like a blackbox to me, I am curious if I could redefine the behavior of them globally for a document. I searched the forum and found ...
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How to number each equation of simultaneous equations grouped by a left curly brace? [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \abovedisplayskip=0pt\relax \begin{equation} \begin{cases} ax + by =c \\ px ...
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Why does \widehat behave differently if I insert \hspace{0pt}?

I am getting some inexplicable behaviour from \widehat: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} \begin{document} \[ \fbox{$\widehat{\mathcal{C}}$}, ...
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How can I make an overset symbol at the same size and height as \bar except with a different symbol?

Apologies for the cryptic title, but I was not sure how best to phrase the question in one sentence. I am essentially trying the create a vector symbol with \rightharpoonup as the top instead of the ...
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Exchange meaning of : and \colon

I usually use the colon symbol : to denote maps. For set syntax there is the braket package. So as the spacing of : is not appropriate, I want it to behave like \colon. I tried ...
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How to construct a long equation that is split in LHS and RHS to occupy a narrow column?

I have a homework document using 2-column article document class as follows. \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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How to put something at the top of the \longrightarrow?

I would like to put something at the top of the \longrightarrow, something like \longrightarrow^{k\rightarrow\infty}. However, instead of putting k\rightarrow\infty on the top right corner, I would ...
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Coloured math in beamer

I have a question: Is there any way to have math (everything between $s) in different colour than text (for example, green) in beamer?