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How to draw an actual maltese cross?

The symbol that is produced by the \maltese command is an iron cross, not quite the same thing as a maltese cross, both in terms of appearance and signification. I was wondering if there was any way ...
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Longer Cap of \sqrt

I am using ShareLaTeX for assignment. I want to input an equation like: $EOQ=Q^*=\sqrt(\frac{2K\lambda}{h})$ and got output like this: But I really want the square root with longer cap (or ...
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Command \d invalid in math mode [duplicate]

\begin{equation} \d{u} \left( t \right) = Z \end{equation} Am I missing a package or what?
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make summation sign big without affecting the size of lower bound of summation

This is a follow up question related to this post making a big summation sign I am trying to rescale the sum sign in the same way as in the above post. The problem is that the lower bound of the sum ...
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Is there a symbol for the y intercept in a linear model?

Model parameters in an linear regression include an intercept for the response variable (or in other words, a y intercept). Is there a symbol for this? I cannot find one in lists of maths symbols, ...
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Double \prec as a single symbol?

We have < and \ll. What about double \prec, i.e. something like \prec\prec but with spacing as in \ll? Remark. I could not find an answer in http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html or ...
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How to make a boat symbol in latex?

I would like to make a motorboat/boat/raft/ship symbol in LaTex but cannot find a command for one. I know there is \Plane in bbding dingbats which gives the symbol for plane. But I dont see anything ...
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Symbol for “defined to be logically equivalent” (:⇔)

Is there a way to typeset the symbol ":⇔" correctly in LaTeX (i.e. with the right alignment and spacing)? I know that using :\Leftrightarrow or :\Longleftrightarrow gets me the symbol I'm looking for ...
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1answer
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...
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How to adjust self defined multiple product signs

The latex code below produces multiple product signs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx,color} \newcommand{\invcircledast}{% \mathbin{\vphantom{\circledast}\text{% ...
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Bounded modulo a constant [duplicate]

How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?
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139 views

command \o is invalid in mathmode

I am using textlive2014 (and I had the same error in 2013 and before though). Only now I decided to do anything about it. Whenever I type a formula containing $\o$ I get the warning Command \o is ...
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How do I get filled black < and \leq?

I want to define an order relation where I to distinguish want to fill in with black so that I have a black lying triangle in the first case and a black lying triangle with the suitable line below as ...
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How to write norm symbol with three line? [duplicate]

I want to have a norm symbol with three line in my equation such as |||x||| but with equal distances.
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How to write “ℰ”

could anyone please tell me how I can write "ℰ" in latex in both text and math enviroment? I have already tried $\mathscr{E}$ and $\mathcal{E}$, but none of those are satisfying. What I want to have ...
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! Undefined control sequence \backsim [duplicate]

My latex file does not accept the command \backsim. This is what I wrote in the file: $ \backsim 2.5 \mu$ What is wrong?
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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Different style of permille sign

Hi all, I have found a publication using this permille sign with Times New Roman font. I have tried the textcomp \textperthousand and wasysym \permil commands but it does not yield this symbol. This ...
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LaTeX symbol for “divides precisely”

I sometimes need to write that a certain prime p^k precisely divides a number n, meaning that p^k | m but it is not the case that p^{k+1} | m. It is often written as: p^k || m, where the symbol in the ...
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Why does \leq show up as \le?

My only two packages are amsmath and amsfonts. When I type \leq, it shows up as if I had typed \le. How do I do the actual less-than-equals (>=) sign? Edit: I typed \leq and the output symbol was ...
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Why does \textbackslash render as “n” in math mode?

I've just rendered the following: \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{standalone} \begin{document}$\textbackslash$ \end{document} which seems to give the same as $n$. Do you know why? As ...
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Why are minus signs not working in this equation?

In the below equation I'm writing, 2 minus signs are not visible, why is that? $\phi (s, \lambda) = C \frac{ 1 + \beta^2 − 2 \beta cos( \frac{2 \pi s}{\lambda} ) }{ \lambda^5 \exp( \frac{ h c }{ ...
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LaTeX code for text above the $\rightarrow$

Hi I am wondering what code is used to get text above the $\rightarrow$ have tried $ \xrightarrow{P}$ but not running on my LaTeX as I do not know which package to install or how to install it. ...
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Create Pole/Point Integral Symbols

I want to create the following shaped integrals found in the unicode-math package symbols list: I created my own package a while ago for defining some symbols/shortcuts, and I want to recreate ...
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Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
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Text over symbols, but with adjusting width ( something like \stackrel{#1}{#2} but with same size) [duplicate]

I would like to write something above equation sign. One may do it with \stack{#1}{#2} command and it works fine if #1 and #2 are the same length, example: $\stackrel{(3)}{=}$ will result in ...
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Typeset an upright ell

The $\ell$ character in math-mode is clearly slanted to match the usual slant of math-mode characters. Is there a way to typeset an upright version, that won't look slanted amid other ...
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How to type this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

Just want to know how to type this symbol in Latex. I saw it used in the axioms of probability. Thanks.
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Delimiters as math symbols (and not delimiters)

I am currently using delimiters (brackets, [ and ], to be precise) as symbols in math equations. Of course, the compilator considers the brackets as delimiters, and the spacing is thus not very ...
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1answer
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extending \widetilde in formula [duplicate]

I have the following code: \widetilde{\text{trunc}(\Delta_\mathbf{tot}(X))} and the output in codecogs is How Can I do to extend \widetilde? How Can I do to have the following formula:
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How to use \owedge and \boxwedge

We can use symbols of $\otimes$ and $\boxtimes$, $\oplus$ and $\boxplus$, $\ominus$ and $\boxminus$ in Latex. However, do we have $\owedge$ and $\boxwedge$, which combines $\wedge$ in the mid of a ...
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1answer
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script F (or something like it) [duplicate]

How can I enter this 'F' in LaTeX? \mathcal{F} looks quite similar to it, but a little bit different. I prefer not to use additional package if possible.
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Writing the dimension of a variable in latex

I am trying to write the information about the dimension of a vector like this $M \epsilon R^N$ In the paper, they write it nicely, it looks nice. However, I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but ...
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Can't recognize math symbol - bold “minus” above variable

I'm trying to "latex down" some Kalman equations and I'm not able find a way how to make that symbol above k variable in equation "Predict" (1) and (2) For me, it seems like \bar{} but still I ...
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How do you write the “estimate” equal sign?

I'm looking for a code, which can depict the estimate equal sign as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equals_sign#Other_related_symbols (6th sign: ESTIMATES).
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How to typeset the house of an algebraic number?

I would like to reproduce the following text but I couldn't find the house symbol neither through Detexify nor by looking through the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. I also tried combining ...
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What are these characters Ö and Þ supposed to be and how do I configure my internet browser to have them load properly? [closed]

tl;dr: My internet browser is not configured properly so characters are not loading properly. I am using the default Firefox 24.0 in Linux Mint 16, and have not installed any typesetting software. I ...
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Big Euclidean norm?

I would like to replace the Euclidean norm and the first pair of brackets with bigger ones but I get errors. Can you help me to fix it? \documentclass[11 pt,a4paper,oneside,openany, ...
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1answer
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Putting normal letters in between Greek ones

So I am trying to write out Gauss' law for gravitation and I am having a hard time figuring out how to write it out without an error. I am currently trying to write in an equation block ...
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1answer
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How to get a calligraphic Pi in latex? [duplicate]

It would be easy to do calligraphic letters as: \mathcal{AABBCCQQZZ} As But How can I get a calligraphic \pi or \Pi, I mean capital version of Pi. I clearly remember that I saw calligraphic ...
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Crossmark on an expression inside mathmode in latex

How can I put a crossmark on an expression inside a math mode using latex like below?
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wavy division sign wanted

I would like to find or create a math relation symbol that resembles a division sign, except that the horizontal bar would instead be a tilde (\sim). Can anyone help with this?
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Designing medcirc and circledtimes symbols

It would be great to use only \medcirc and \circledtimes from the pxfonts or to design the similar symbols by other techniques. The symbols from pxfonts are quite well but when I connect the ...
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1answer
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“greater than” and “less than” not showing up in compiled document

I try to write a inline formula including a greater than sign: $A < B$ If I use the above formula in an empty document it works fine, but in my full document it will just not show up. But I can ...
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XeLaTeX Double closed path integral? [duplicate]

How can I write a double closed path integral? I have searched and I have found only single closed loop integral.
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1answer
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Double slashes close together with resizing

I basically want this symbol, but I want it to resize properly: While X/\mkern-6mu/H looks good, when I try to resize using \biggl, then the horizontal space between the two slashes becomes very ...
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Designing a new tuple of Algebra Operators

It's neccessary to have at least two extra tuples of Albera Operators. A minimal tuple is a triple (to_be_subset_eq, meet_operator, join_operator). There are some ideas how to make 2 extra tupes. ...
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Is there a painless way to get self-loop decorations on mathematical symbols?

In mathematics, we often write X \rightarrow Y to mean a function from X to Y. Now I'd like to denote a function from X to X via a looping-arrow decoration on the top right-hand corner of X. Is ...
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Percent sign in a box

Is it possible to make a symbol which is a % inside a square box? I would like to use it to represent the function f(n,m) = n-(n % m). As in n symbol m. Or... is there a better idea for this ...
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How to draw backslash in a certain way

I know there are fair number of questions that have been asked before on how to typeset a backslash; but I am looking for a specific placement of \ as shown below: I tried \diagdownbut I am not able ...