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In multiline formulas, I often find myself inserting extra vertical space (\\[...]) between lines (especially when there are many superscripts and subscripts). I guess a certain amount of manual spacing will always be necessary, but if I could increase the default that would decrease the amount of fiddling necessary for many of my documents.

How can I increase line spacing in equations, leaving normal text unaffected?

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The vertical space between the lines for all math expressions are controlled by the dimension \jot. (I know the name isn't very intuitiv).

Here an example.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
\begin{align}
 \ddot{x}_1+\ddot{x}_2 &= u \\
 x(0) &= \dfrac{27}{4} 
\end{align}

\addtolength{\jot}{10pt}
\begin{align}
 \ddot{x}_1+\ddot{x}_2 &= u \\
 x(0) &= \dfrac{27}{4}
\end{align}
\end{document}

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