{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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Typesetting Right-to-Left math

UPDATE: I've managed to produce something that is aesthetically correct, however with a lot of "hardcoding" and trial and error to manually measure my spaces. Not to mention that I have to write my ...
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How to prevent superscripts from moving under \sqrt?

When I put an expression with superscripts under a \sqrt, the superscripts (here "vis") move down a bit. How can I prevent that, so that it looks consistent no matter whether it's under a root or not? ...
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double perpendicular symbol (for independence)

I found from http://jblevins.org/notes/latex that I could use the independence symbol: \newcommand\independent{\protect\mathpalette{\protect\independenT}{\perp}} ...
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Evaluation of Differentiation and Integration

I was having some thought about what would be the syntax to make the end point evaluation of derivatives or integrals. Such as making the | with the two end points of evaluation on the top an bottom ...
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How can I illustrate decimal to binary conversion?

As part of my homework for discrete math I need to convert different decimal values, both positive and negative, to 8-bit binary representations using signed magnitude, 1's complement, and 2's ...
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How could LaTeX replace the tokens <= by the command \leq?

How could LaTeX replace the tokens <= by the command \leq efficiently? Example 1: I have this code: \[ 2x <= 4x - 2 \] And I want to get after the compilation this: Example 2: \[ ...
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Can I make siunitx commands use serif fonts like the rest of the math in beamer?

In a beamer presentation I can use \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} to typeset the math in a serif font while the rest of the presentation is in a sans-serif font. But the \SI command from siunitx ...
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What is the advantage of using $f^\prime$ instead of $f'$?

Although the two outputs look quite similar, what is the advantage of using $f^\prime$ instead of $f'$? By the way, here is my code: \documentclass‎{article‎}‎ \begin{document}‎‎‎ \[‎ ‎f^‎\prime ...
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Typesetting of negative versus minus?

I've occasionally seen a negative (when a number is simply negative, not a subtraction), typeset as negative sign that's slightly skinnier and above the centre line of text. Is this proper notation ...
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How to typeset function restrictions

I wonder how to typeset the restriction of a function to some subdomain, a la $f|_A$ or $f\restriction_A$ , but with the vertical bar being as big as possible.
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Is there a difference between the `displaymath` and `equation*` environments?

The amsmath documentation says Basic LaTeX doesn’t provide an equation* environment, but rather a functionally equivalent environment named displaymath. Are they really the same or is there a ...
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Typesetting a Row Vector

In the question typesetting a column vector, a very nice solution was given for typesetting a column vector with an arbitrary number of rows. I am attempting to modify the code to produce row vectors ...
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How to get less spacing in math mode

LaTeX commands like this: Here again, four different simulations are run on networks of size $C^{G} = 25 \times\ 25 = 625$, $C^{G} = 50 \times\ 50 = 2500$, $C^{G} = 250 \times\ 250 = 62500$, and ...
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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 make math symbols bigger?

Is there a way to make math symbols bigger? Reason: I've used \sfrac{q}{m}, and those symbols appear far to small, so I would like to make them a bit bigger. edit: I just thought that \sfrac{q}{m} ...
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Looking for a smarter \left … \right

I'm looking for an automatic fence-resizing macro like the traditional \left and \right, but I need some more features (not to mention \left and \right are quite "buggy" and poorly spaced as the ...
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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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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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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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divides, not divides and cardinalities

In group theory it happens very often that you want to say: "The order of $H$ divides / does not divide the order of $G$." But the length of | is then always the same: $ |H| | |G| $ produces |H|||G| ...
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Is there an “underscript” command?

Is there a way to do underscripts? By "underscript" I mean a small font underneath the text object like limits or sums have. I don't want it to behave like a math operator though, where it is typeset ...
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A Matrix with labels, dashed lines

I'm trying to TeX the following matrix, from Guillemin and Pollack (1.4 #13) The best I've been able to do is get the dashed lines with \[ \left( \begin{array}{c:c} B & C \\ \hdashline D ...
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Strikeout in math mode

How can I strikeout words in math mode (similar to \sout with \usepackage{ulem} in text mode)? I've tried \usepackage{cancel} and \(\cancel{1+1=2}\) but that draws a diagonal line.
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Align \sqrt with baseline of other mathematical input

The following mathmatical expression is not being displayed the way I expect it to be. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} $3x\sqrt{y}-4-2\sqrt{y}+6x$ \end{document} ...
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overset text over equal sign in in an Align environment

Look at the following example \begin{align} & x \\ \overset{\text{some long explanation}}= & foo \\ & = bar \end{align} what is the best way to get the equal signs ...
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Punctuation in equations

My document will contain a lot of equations, and as usual in that case I would like to use "punctuation" in the equations, like commas, colons, periods/full stops, semicolons, etc. Is there a special ...
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Automatic repetition of mathematical operators after a line break

In handwritten mathematics it is common for the sake of clarity to repeat the last mathematical operator in those line breaks that occur in the middle of a formula. I mean something like: We compute ...
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\star vs. \ast in formulas. Which one to use?

When you read a formula aloud you say "r and r-star are related by this formula". If you write this formula down you normally write an r with a six-handed star, which would actually be an asterisk and ...
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Can I insert an image into an equation?

I would like to use a small image in an equation, where a symbol like \alpha might otherwise be. Is there a nice way to do this?
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Which packages/practices are relevant for writing Structured Derivations? (similar to Dijkstra's calculational style of proofs)

Does anyone know of any packages that support this style of writing proofs? The only things that I've found are: tex-ewd, a bunch of plain TeX macros on CTAN written specifically with Dijkstra in ...
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How can I get a big cross to denote a generalized cartesian product?

I'm trying to get a big cross which I can subscript in order to denote a generalized cartesian product (much like how \bigcup works for generalized unions). How can I accomplish this?
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Sums in math mode: how to display index under the sigma sign?

I have a fraction with sums above and under the line. How can I convince LaTeX to write the indices of the sums under the sigma instead of next to it? \begin{displaymath} \frac{\sum_{s \in S} ...
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Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode

Currently I have my electron neutrino & beta particle marco defined as \newcommand{\eneutrino}{\ensuremath{\nu_e}} \newcommand{\belectron}{\ensuremath{\beta^{-}}} ...
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How can I manually choose the size of a wide accent? (math mode)

I would like to replace the usual \hat in maths with a larger one, but I do not want it to stretch. The size I want is "the smallest \widehat" (as in $\widehat{.}$). Is there a way to put that one ...
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Can I change all math output to use monospaced text?

Is there any way of modifying the preamble, so instead of typing $\mathtt{x}$ ... \begin{eqnarray} \mathtt{y} & \mathtt{=} & \mathtt{z^\pi} \end{eqnarray} I can omit the \mathtt{...} ...
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Diagnosing the “too many math alphabets” error

I recently hit up against TeX's "too many math alphabets" error. I'm trying to diagnose what is using up my math alphabets, as I can't work out where they are going. Of course, I could just start ...
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Rotation in \ddots

I want to write a math equation that needs power of dots. I tried these code {2^{2^{2^{\ddots^{2}}}}} But the dots needs to be rotated
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Bold text and newlines inside equations.

What I'm doing: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{eucal} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{mathrsfs} % don't know what some of those do, but i think all the math related ones are % ...
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How can I use color in a mathematical expression without losing horizontal spacing?

How can I use color in a mathematical expression without losing horizontal spacing? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \definecolor{red}{HTML}{dd0000} \begin{document} \[3+(-5)-2+3\] ...
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How to automatically add \! in subscripts?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fouriernc} \begin{document} $a_1$ $a_{\!1}$ \end{document} produces this output: I like the spacing on the lower one much more. Is there a way to ...
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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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Break an inline math formula

I have a theorem that looks like this: Now I would like to break the (A....D) math expression. The problem is, that nothing I did from the solution of this answer helped (since probably people will ...
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Using \leftroot{}, \uproot{} with closed square root symbol

As mentioned in this answer to Nice-looking p-th roots the amsmath package provides \leftroot{} and \uproot{} which allow you to move the position of the root to the left, and up in small increments. ...
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Incorrect delimiter size in math mode

The following code \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[ \left|\tilde{\theta}\right| \] \[ \left|\theta\right| \] \end{document} produces the following output using pdfLaTeX (TeXLive 2012 ...
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Why are so many symbols restricted to math mode?

A common beginner's mistake is to forget \(...\)/$...$ around symbols that require math mode. Why doesn't (La)TeX let people use isolated symbols in text mode by default? I am sure there are at ...
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displaystyle, dfrac, dcases

Am I correct in saying that the dcases environment replaces \frac with \dfrac? The replacement only occurs at the outer-most level of \frac, so if I have \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Replace the `$$ … $$` macro with the `\[ … \]` macros? - Prefer the way LaTeX lays it out, but `$` are faster to write

Is there a way to replace the $$ ... $$ macro with the \[ ... \] macros? (and replace inline mathmode as well) I realised the only way I can write the \sum_{i=1}^{10} t_i is between the \[ ... \] ...
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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 ...