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here is my code:

\begin{equation*}
    \left .
    \substack{
        2 \beta_{r,j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j}
        \\
        2 \beta_{r,m+j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j}
    }
    \right \}
    \begin{array}{l l l}
        r=0,\dots,R-1
        \\
        j=0,\dots,m-1
        \\
        \epsilon_m = e^{\frac{-2 \pi i}{2^m}}
    \end{array}
\end{equation*}

it gives me this output:

latex-output

i would like to have it bigger, so that i can read the formular very well. How to do this? How to change the size of the brace ?

Thanks.

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  • You can change the vertical space between two lines using \\[1em] for example.
    – Sigur
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 16:30

2 Answers 2

4

I would suggested aligned (or gathered) for the two blocks on either side of the brace. In any case you can use a rule of zero width to give a minimum size to the brace. In the following the brace size has been made unnaturally large for demonstration purposes.

Sample output

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\begin{equation*}
  \left .
    \begin{aligned}
      2 \beta_{r,j}^{(l)} &= \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)}
      \epsilon_{m}^{j}
      \\[1ex]
      2 \beta_{r,m+j}^{(l)} &= \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} +
      \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j}
    \end{aligned}
    \quad \vrule width 0pt height 7ex \right \}\quad
  \begin{aligned}
    &r=0,\dots,R-1 \\
    &j=0,\dots,m-1 \\
    &\epsilon_m = e^{\frac{-2 \pi i}{2^m}}
  \end{aligned}
\end{equation*}

\end{document}
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  • To make the material in the exponent of the final condition more easily decipherable, I'd be tempted to write e^{-2 \pi i/2^m} instead of e^{\frac{-2 \pi i}{2^m}}.
    – Mico
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 17:10
  • @Mico I would rewrite as \exp(-2\pi i/2^m)... Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 20:00
  • Even better... :-)
    – Mico
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 20:01
3

You can use array for LHS also. And the vertical distance can be changed by \\[<dimen>].

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
\begin{equation*}
    \left .
    \begin{array}{r}
    2 \beta_{r,j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j}
        \\[10pt]
    2 \beta_{r,m+j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j}
    \end{array}
    \right \}
    \begin{array}{l}
        r=0,\dots,R-1
        \\
        j=0,\dots,m-1
        \\
        \epsilon_m = e^{\frac{-2 \pi i}{2^m}}
    \end{array}
\end{equation*}
\end{document}

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  • @karlkoeller Oh yes. I was about to go to bed, and didn't see RHS at all. Thanks and corrected. :-)
    – user11232
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 22:08

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