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
align, consider using equations.
Tutorials and documentation
- Herbert Voß' Math mode, an extensive manual about writing mathematics with TeX and LaTeX
- amsmath user’s guide, Documentation for the math package of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
- George Grätzer's Math into LaTeX
- Michael Downes' Short Math Guide for LaTeX
- Using the amsthm Package, about the AMS enhancements of the LaTeX theorem environment
amsmath, the most important package for mathematics with LaTeX, fundamental for complex math documents
amsthm, environments for theorems, definitions and proofs
ntheorem, alternative theorem package, improved handling of endmarks
empheq, emphasizing formulas by color, frames or symbols
mathtools, some useful math extensions
cancel, strikeout expressions and formulas
amscd, commutative diagrams with
xypic, for construction of math diagrams
A selection of good questions
- How to look up a symbol?
- Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$? and Are \( and \) preferable to $?
- Which command should I use for displayed equations?
- How can I split an equation over two lines
- What is the "correct" way of embedding text into math mode?
- How can I change the font size in math equations?
- How can I get bold math symbols?
- How can I prevent inline math formulas from overflowing into the margin?
Special math-mode tags
External links and descriptions are taken from the TeXblog maths collection.