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\mathop in sums and limits

What is the \mathop command meant to be, officially? I see it used in indexes of sums and limits to improve the spacing, e.g. \sum_{n\mathop = 1}^\infty a_n Why doesn't it just format it like ...
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How do I write $\sim$ approximately with the correct spacing using siunitx?

This question is similar to this one, only that I'm using the siunitx package: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} The temperature is \SI{\sim 200}{\kelvin}. \\ The ...
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1answer
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Conditionally remove the space before a one-letter operator

I'm pursuing the Math Expectation operator (\mathbb{E}). As \DeclareMathOperator is not very good for one-letter operators (since it adds some spacing after itself), I use a plain \newcommand. But ...
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Quantifier spacing with unicode-math

When using consecutive quantification in a math formula, there is not enough spacing around the quantifiers. For example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colon=literal]{unicode-math} ...
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1answer
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How can I influence the spacing of mathematical functions by an own macro?

I would like to get a macro \of to define a function with an optional macro \at to define its restriction. The reason is, that I don't like the spacing for functions (as there is no spacing) and I ...
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Typesetting with long limits

The problem of typesetting with long limits has already been discussed in Improving typesetting of sums with long limits. However, the answer given there uses \mathop, which does not produce ...
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141 views

Correctly typesetting a relation

I'm trying to typeset a relation. The following should read "< equals {...}", just in the same sense as one would use "x = {...}". \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $< = \{(x, y), (y, ...
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2answers
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Split environment alters spacing around binary operators

I've been using split environment from amsmath. A problem that I've run into is that if an & for alignment is placed next to a binary operator, the spacing on that side of the operator is reduced ...
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Spacing after derivative operator in the commath package

I am using the commath package to typeset the derivative operator "D" with the command \Dif. This work well unless I want to add subscripts or superscripts. In this case, the spacing after operator is ...
6
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1answer
82 views

Change spacing around binary operators

I'd like to change spacing around binary operators and this issue is discussed there: How to change default for spacing around binary relations? Is there way how to change spacing in math and ...
5
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1answer
112 views

Using operator spacing to indicate precedence

I regularly have to typeset equations that are, because of their inherent complexity, difficult to read. To address this I have gotten into the habit of emphasizing operator precedence by horizontal ...
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205 views

Force inline-type superscript for display equations (but display-type subscript)

I am trying to create a macro \jjoin for a mathematical operator which roughly produces the following behaviour: Inline: \bigvee^{(J)}, subscript (typically i \in I) goes in the usual position (as in ...
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2answers
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Mixing math character classes (e.g. \mathord to the left and \mathrel to the right)

It is possible to have a symbol or group behave to the left as if it had one particular math character class and to the right as if it had another? One typical case where this comes up is when one ...
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1answer
752 views

Combining Textstyle and Displaystyle

In my mathematics writing, I often use both superscripts and subscripts on the probability operator. The subscripts are generally lengthy, and I would like for them to appear underneath the operator, ...
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How to extend the text under summation symbol without making extra space

I want to get the following: I tried the following \[ a(i,k) \leftarrow \min\Big\{0, r(k,k) + \sum_{i^{'} | i^{'}\notin \{i,k\}}\max\{0, r(i{'},k)\}\Big\} \] and got How can I make the ...
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Correct way to typset esssup (essential supremum)

What is the correct way to typeset essential supremum, with the limits underneath the operator? My first try was \operatorname{ess}\sup\limits_{x\in[0, 1]}, but this puts the x\in[0, 1] under the sup ...
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Spacing around \left and \right: When is it needed? [closed]

There have been a few questions (such as this and more recently this) regarding the "extra" spacing around \left and \right. And there are various options for fixing it, including the mleftright ...
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Strange spacing when putting a math macro before a binary operation

I found there to be very odd spacing when using a math macro just before a binary operation. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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1answer
707 views

Making a unary operator out of a binary operator or relation symbol

Often in physics, the symbol \sim is used as a unary operator to mean "approximately." For example, one might say "the energy of these processes is $\sim 4$ eV." However, this looks awkward because ...
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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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2answers
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Customized log notation

In my country, the base of logarithm is written in superscript before the log sign, i.e. $^a\log b$ means log base a of b. This doesn't look nice on LaTeX, because there is a gap between ^a and \log. ...
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1answer
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How do I write $\sim$ approximately with the correct spacing?

I would like to use the symbol $\sim$ as "approximately". e.g: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} There are $\sim 10^{80}$ atoms in the universe. \end{document} I think that I need to declare ...
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3answers
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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1answer
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How to put a hat on a binary operator and maintain spacing

This is maybe easy question. How is the right/good way to put a hat on a binary operator like \otimes? For example a\otimes b vs a\hat\otimes b In the second case it is not typeset as a binary ...
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Defining a prefix operator with space before its argument

I want a particular spacing behavior for a custom operator. I can produce the desired spacing by setting math classes (\mathord and so forth), but I have to do it on a case-by-case basis since no ...
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Should there ever be a thin space between an operator and an opening delimiter?

For instance, is it correct to use $\sin\lvert x\rvert$, not $\sin|x|$, for the sine of the absolute value of $x$? I think that since the argument of $\sin$ is $|x|$, it makes more sense to have a ...
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496 views

How do you create .+?

I would like to display a = b .+ 1 But it is displayed as a = b. + 1 (moves . next to b).
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1answer
488 views

How to make a \newcommand that acts like \dim?

The \dim command is good at deciding how to space things following it: for example, both $\dim M$ and $\dim_A M$ look right (the subscript immediately follows the dim, whereas the non-subscripted ...
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3answers
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Space on the right hand side of a unary math operator

I know that \mathop{...} is used to give some space on the both sides of the binary operator. Could anyone tell what to use to give some space only on the right hand side of an unary math operator? ...
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4answers
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Spacing around \left and \right

Why does the addition of a \left and \right introduces an extra space around the formula? Specifically, why do $\cos(\theta)$ and $\cos\left(\theta\right)$ render differently? Is there a way to use ...
3
votes
2answers
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How do I change the spacing for math operators?

I have defined my own math operator (for displaying the order of certain function sequences--this is not the "normal" Big-O notation, though) by: ...