I'd like to do something like this

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What would be the code? does it use a package for doing the $$f\mapsto f\circ \pi$$ part?

  • Not at all. Math mode will do. Either between $ signs (as you already have it) or in display mode between \[ \] or \begin{equation} and \end{equation}. Or are you referring to the indentation?
    – Count Zero
    May 12 '13 at 19:19
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    I think you might be interested in Math Mode by Herbert Voß which provides much useful information
    – cgnieder
    May 12 '13 at 19:21

You can use the following.




  \pi^{\ast} \colon C^{k}(P,N) &\to     C^{k}(M,N)  \\[-1ex]
  f                            &\mapsto f \circ \pi



Remember to use \colon for maps; with : you will get wrong spacing acound the colon.

  • »I don't think there is a package for this« - but you are loading amsmath ;)
    – cgnieder
    May 12 '13 at 19:23
  • @cgnieder Well, I meant a package for typing only this specifically in an easier way. :) May 12 '13 at 19:24
  • the problem with this approach is the spacing between the upper and the lower part I guess it's too big, is there a way to fix it?
    – Dion
    May 12 '13 at 19:25
  • @Dion See updated answer. May 12 '13 at 19:28
  • @Dion You can change -1ex to whatever length fits your needs. May 12 '13 at 19:31

You can use a self-defined command with a better syntax than using five arguments:


\NewDocumentCommand{\map}{s m >{\SplitArgument{1}{\to}}m >{\SplitArgument{1}{\mapsto}}m}

 {#1\colon #2\to#3,\quad #4\mapsto #5}

  #1\colon #2 & \to #3\\
  #4 & \mapsto #5

\map*{\pi}{C^k(P,N) \to C^k(M,N)}{f \mapsto \pi\circ f}
\map{\pi}{C^k(P,N) \to C^k(M,N)}{f \mapsto \pi\circ f}

The *-variant prints a one line version.

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  • you could also define this way: \newcommand{\map}[5]{\displaystyle #1:#2&\longrightarrow #3\[-2ex]#4&\longmapsto #5} The command would be: \begin{align*} \map{\pi}{C^k(P, N)}{C^k(M, N)}{f}{\pi\circ f} \end{align*} \end{document} The way I defined it makes it works only inside the align environment... I guess you save some charachters when typing..
    – Dion
    May 13 '13 at 20:46

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