{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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How to color math symbols?

One can use the command such as \textcolor[rgb]{1.00,0.00,0.00}{boundary} to color the word "boundary" in a document. Here is my question: How to color the math symbols in $$? For example, can one ...
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How can I create a new extensible symbol?

Given an arbitrary thin vertical symbol, can I create a new math delimiter from it (and if so, how)? Edit: Ideally, I would like to be able to create an extensible symbol, either built out an ...
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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 command should I use for textual subscripts in math mode?

Textual subscripts like in W_{total} should be typeset in an upright text font (so that code isn't good practice), as has been discussed in various questions here. Now there are several ways to ...
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Bold italic vectors

I am trying to display vectors as bold and italic. The command \mathbf sets the letters non-italic. I also googled a bit and stumbled upon \mathbf{\em y} or \mathbfit{y}, which all didn't work. I ...
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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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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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How to make a traditional division

How to make the traditional division? Like that: a |b_ r c
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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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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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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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How to typeset indices before a symbol?

I know how to write a usual index with the help of the underscore, but I seem to be unable to find out how to write an (upper/lower) index in front of a letter/text. These kind of indices are common ...
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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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How to reference equations using letters and numbers

Sometimes it is convenient to refer to a group of equations by a letter and a number. For example: 2+1 (A1) 2+4 (A2) x^4 (B3) x^e (B4) Placing ...
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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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commath and \ifinner

The commath package use the TeX command \ifinner to select between inline math mode and display math mode. Because of this, it fail to work properly with some display math environments. In the breqn ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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What is \mathchoice?

Can someone give me a detailed starters' guide to \mathchoice? I was trying to define commands for underscript and overscript (which I have found out to exist and be called \underset and \overset), ...
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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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\( \) don't work with TOC?

If i write this line of code \subsection{Ranger \( n \) boules distinguables dans \( M \) boîtes} I obtain an error over the second \) (./Probabilité.toc ./Probabilité.toc:8: LaTeX Error: Bad ...
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mathop shifts the baseline, DeclareMathOperator doesn't

Here is a little example that illustrates this strange behaviour: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \DeclareMathOperator\foo{\mathbf{l}} \begin{document} ...
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\ifmmode doesn't seem to work correctly inside an array environment

I’m struggling with getting \ifmmode to work correctly when used inside an array environment which is inside a displaymath environment. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Define strange operators

I' looking for a symbol rendering the connected sum of $n$ topological spaces (or other quite strange topological operations) in a "product-like" manner... What For example in writing $$ ...
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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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Problem with typesetting maths content in an unusual font in beamer

I want to typeset math in different font called Antykwa Torunska, which supports maths. Unfortunately, when using it in beamer the math font is switched to the standard math font of beamer. How can I ...
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Automatic reduplication of equal sign in the beginning of broken formula

Suppose we have the following code \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $a=b=c=d=e=f=g=h=i=j=k=l=m=n=o=p=q=r=s=t=u=v=w=x=y=z$ \end{document} which produces the following result I want to have ...
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Displaying an equation in a list

How could one get a displayed equation inside a list environment, say itemize, so that the equation is both centered horizontally and on the same line as the bullet, but with the bullet still on the ...
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\sqrt: The vinculum and the rest of the radical are misaligned

When the height of the radicand exceeds a certain threshold, LaTeX replaces the check-sign-like part of the root sign with a more vertical one. This behavior has a flaw: The vertical replacement part ...
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How I can typeset this equation with LaTeX?

I would like to typeset the enclosed equation but placing the last a_{i, j} in the same column as the above a_{i, j}+1 and a_{i, j}-1, and the b_i in the same column as the above b_i's and not as it ...
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How to add a matrix to a LaTeX document

How do we add a matrix to a LaTeX document?
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Microtypography on equations

Is there a way to make all three lines of math in the code below take up the same amount of length by use of font expansion? I know too little about microtype to even see if it could offer a solution. ...
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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 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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What is the Necessity of $…$ Around Numbers?

I typed up an assignment with a lot of numbers in LaTeX and turned it in to my adviser. When he returned it to me with some corrections, one of which was a lot of $ around my numbers. I understand ...