{superscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly above the normal line.

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How to represent the “Triangle of Power” in LaTeX?

So, I've just seen a video about a method of notation called "Triangle of Power", which simplifies things when it comes down to exponents, logarithms, etc. It was originally introduced in this post on ...
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cite with superscript, also Vgl. and Pagenumber in Bibliography

I'm quite new to LaTeX and I'm currently clueless how to implement superscript references to the bibliography and also things like "Vgl." and Pagenumbers in the bibliography. I'm using biblatex ...
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How to automatically remove additional space introduced by primes of left superscripts?

I need to use left superscripts. I know that there are packages as mathtools, tensor and leftidx. But they all suffer from the same typographical problem. If I typeset a left superscript and this ...
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Horizontal placement of superscripts (Math mode, LaTeX)

Is there any way to adjust the horizontal placement of a superscripted character? In particular, whenever I have a character that also has a subscript, the superscript ends up directly above the ...
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Superscript outside math mode

What is the easiest way to superscript text outside of math mode? For example, let's say I want to write the $n^{th}$ element, but without the math mode's automatic italicization of the th. And what ...
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Double superscript error while typing equations [duplicate]

When I try to write \begin{equation} {\hat{a}_{1}^{\dagger}}^{2} \end{equation} I am getting this error ! Double superscript. l.4 {\hat{a}_{1}^{\dagger}}^ {2} ? So ...
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How should imaginary numbers be typeset?

I've never had to typeset complex numbers before and I'm finding that I'm uncertain about what best-practices are. My question is really about typesetting just i. (Hence my title referring to ...
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Placing a comma before a citation-related superscript number

According to the Chicago Manual of Style (section 14.21) "a note number should generally be placed at the end of a sentence or at the end of a clause. The number normally follows a quotation (whether ...
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How to align superscripts?

I have an expression like $$\eta^{[\alpha\beta}_{\phantom{\alpha\beta}\rho}h^{\sigma]}A^\rho$$ and I would like that all the indices alpha, beta, sigma and rho appear on a same line. If someone ...
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Redefine hbar to work in super- or subscripts

I can redefine the \hbar command to use the "h" from the current math font as follows \renewcommand{\hbar}{\raisebox{.5ex}{\rotatebox{15}{--}}\hspace{-0.5em}h} For example in Times New Roman this ...
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Inconsistent superscript placement in $q_x^{n_x} q_y^{n_y}$

As part of a document, I am typesetting the objects q_x^{n_x} and q_y^{n_y} right next to each other, as \frac{ q_x^{n_x} q_y^{n_y} }{2} It bugs me that the n_y gets displayed at a different ...
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Horizontally misalligned sub-/superscripts in fractions when using 'minus' sign

I am combining sub- and superscripts in the denominator of a fraction. I get ill behaviour when the exponent is preceded with a minus sign: I would expect the sub- and superscript of the first two ...
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Overset and mathbb collision

I have ran into really funny trouble trying to use \overset and \mathbb the same time. I need to do something like this: but with the T as mathbb, i.e. \mathbb{\overset{m}T}_{ij}. When I try it, ...
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Uneven height when using superscript in frac

I want to fine tune some of mine equations, when I encountered this Notice, how the superscript in the derivative operator fits nicely and doesn't lower the symbols in the denominator, while the ...
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Vertically aligning textsuperscript and textsubscript together

I would like to show both super and subscript together some text. I tried this sometext\textsuperscript{1}\textsubscript{2} But 2 does not show up right below 1. Thanks for your help. Also ...
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\overset and superscripts

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} &\overset{0}{\mathcal{D}^{\alpha\beta}}\\ &\overset{0}{\mathcal{D}}^{\alpha\beta} \end{align} ...
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LyX/LaTeX widetilde with superscripts problem

Using the \widetilde command to denote a tilde on a letter usually works wonders, although the tilde needs to be slightly lowered in my opinion. This didn't bother me too terribly until I needed to ...
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Control horizontal alignment of sub/superscripts

Is it possible to modify the horizontal alignment of the sub and superscript of a symbol? That is to say, is it possible to get this pair of right-aligned sub/superscripts instead of this ...
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Superscripts before a letter in math

I was writing this formula: $$^gp = ^gR^l_l+^go_l$$ $g$ are superscripts, but they should be close to other letters. How can I solve this problem?
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How do I use multiple superscripts (super, super-super, super-super-super, etc) with them all smaller than each other?

I wonder how to make every superscript level smaller than each other. Like, 2^{2^{2^{2^{2^{2^{2}}}}}} makes the first superscript smaller, but the rest of the superscripts the same size as the first ...
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How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?

How do I write x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x? My LaTeX distribution doesn't wanna eat it, it stops swallowing stuff at the double power x^x^x. What I'm aiming at is essentially building a telescope out of X's ...
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Error in \sum in state

I use the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{mathtools} \date{\today} \title{Some Title} \begin{document} ...
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\big in sup- other subscripts

I needed to type a double parenthesis in a superscript, as in and I was pretty unhappy wit the result, since the two closing parenthesis are of the same size. I thought about using \bigl and \bigr ...
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Superscripts and bold dots

If I type $\boldsymbol{\ddot\xi}^{\,n}$ I get whereas on removing \boldsymbol and \, I get How do I get the superscript to appear like this also with \boldsymbol?
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Using ** instead of ^

I am used to use ** instead of ^. Is it possible to somehow define macro that would interpret ** as ^? I know that I can write ** and in the end replace it with ^ but that macro would be much more ...
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How to write an actual superscript with \lim, \sup, etc?

I'm trying to write $\sup' S$ -- that is to say, $\sup S$ but with a prime on the sup. However, in display style, this comes out instead with the prime on top of the sup instead of in the superscript ...
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Distinguish between upper index and power [closed]

I am currently writing the scriptum of our theoretical physics lecture. I always have trouble with the notation. Our professor uses lower indices like m_i for the i-th mass, upper indices like ...
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How does mhchem print its superscripts and subscripts?

I need to replicate mhchem's way of typesetting sub- and superscripts. It's different from what $X^y$ and $Z_w$ do: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=4]{mhchem} \usepackage[dvipsnames, ...
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Having sub/super scripts on the side for \sum

When writing \sum_{n=1}^\infty, the subscript and superscript will appear below and above the big Sigma symbol: Though when writing \Sigma_{n=1}^\infty, they will appear on the sides: I would like ...
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Is there a way to change how latex formats parenthesis in superscript?

I am new here an hereby apologize for any mistakes I might make in posting this. I am also sorry if a similar topic already exists, but I failed to find anything answering this. I am interested ...
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Subscripts and superscripts on accented math characters [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} ${x_i}^j$ works as expected but not with an hat as in ${\hat{x}_i}^j$. The way I found to make it work is $\mbox{$\hat{x}_i$}^j$. Is there an nicer ...
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Accumulative subscript/superscripts?

With the objective of writing a textual aliasing package that would make it possible to write input that better approximates the output, I encountered the following problem: create a control sequence, ...
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Spacing between superscript and left parenthesis

I'm wondering why Latex adds an extra space between a superscript and the left parenthesis as in this case \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \let\originalleft\left \let\originalright\right ...
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Issue with subscript numbers

The following input: cell count: 98\(\%\) viability. 3\(\cdot\)10^{15} cells added to six-well plate (dilution via DMEM +/+, Incubation overnight at 37°C 5\(\%\) CO_{2} seems to completely mess ...
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Superscripts + custom title spacing adding extra space between lines?

When I have superscripts in body text that there is some extra blank space between that line and the line above it. How do I make it stop doing that? Lowering the superscripts, for example, or making ...
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How do I specify 8^(a - b) in math mode

$8^(a - b)$ produces only a superscripted (; the rest of the power is not superscripted. How can I superscript the whole (a-b) portion?
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Subscript/superscript without using math mode or TeX code box, in LyX?

Is it possible to use subscript and superscript in LyX without entering into math mode or inserting TeX code? For example, can I get H2O to be displayed properly without \ce{H_{2}O} or Tex code box ...
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How do you write this in LaTeX?

I currently need a way work with conjunctions and disjunctions in a similar way as with working with the notation for summations.
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cite references in the text by superscript numbers and listed at the end in order they are cited in the text

How I can cite references in the text by superscript numbers and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text e.g Engel KH, Heidlas J, Tressl R. Food is wonderful, I ...
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Fonts from custom math command does not get resized in subscripts and superscripts

I have a particular type of symbol in my document that I want to typeset in a different font. Hence, I defined a macro \tn to make this shorter. After several attempts, I ended up with the definition ...
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transpose and dot superscripts spacing

I would like that the transpose in the following has the same height in both examples, is there a possibility to make the transpose sign ignore the boxes above the charater? \documentclass{article} ...
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Location of superscript in LaTeX

From the attached figure, you can see the star on the left-hand side is higher than the star on the right-hand side. Is it possible to lower the star on the left to the same height as the right-hand ...
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Superscripts in bibliography with bibtex too close to text

I have read this topic and I did as suggested to get my reference in the superscript, but I am not fully pleased with the effect, because when I type in Nicholson and Shain\cite{Nicholson64}. I get my ...
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problem in writing subscript and superscript inside table

\begin{document} \begin{table}[ht!] \centering \caption{Optimal h} \resizebox{9cm}{!}{ \begin{tabular}{|*{9}{c|}} \cline{1-9} %\cline{1-1} \cline{9-10} \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{} \multicolumn{5}{|c|} P ...
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how to insert a greek letter with a greek superscript(with a minus sign behind it) as a lower bound of an integral?

I want to define lower bound of integral as \Gamma with superscript -\varepsilon. I appreciate if anyone can help me.
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Need to use \pmb for bold math fonts

I need to submit my LaTeX source files to an IEEE journal. My paper contains bold math font, for which I used \bm{...} as recommended by most LaTeX users. Apparently, the journal does not use \bm but ...
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Double superscript with parentheses

I would like to use double superscripts with parentheses but the result is not what I want it to be. I have \documentclass[a4paper,pdftex]{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Overbrace and superscripts

Using pdflatex, the command $e^{a\overbrace{+b+c}}$ results in a bigger size font of the part +b+c under the brace. If I do: $e^{a\overbrace{\scriptstyle +b+c}}$ the size of +b+c is fixed but ...
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Custom Font (ITC Baskerville Std) affecting footnote superscript [duplicate]

I'm having problems getting a custom font ITC NewBaskervilleStd to work with LaTex. The problem I am having is that the footnote command (\footnote) works to superscript the footnote only up until the ...
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XCharter. Proper alignment of superscripts with option [sups]

With \usepackage[sups]{XCharter}, when I have two references separated by a comma after the same word, I can't typeset the comma in the same style as the reference marks: \textsuperscrip{,} places it ...