I am trying to typeset this < P > by writing it in math-mode using the symbols <> of the keypad. The problem is that the output in ugly. How can I typeset it so to have a nice output?

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    $\langle P\rangle$ May 26, 2014 at 16:53
  • Related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/140766/… May 26, 2014 at 17:14
  • Define “ugly”. What is wrong with the rendering? Also define “nice”. And are you sure you should be using math mode? It looks like you might be trying to display HTML tags. May 26, 2014 at 17:38
  • @StevenB.Segletes thank you! As for the HTML I am not trying to display such a thing that is for sure!
    – Adam
    May 26, 2014 at 20:43

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You need to use the angular parenthesis \langle and \rangle. In your case you have to write $\langle P \rangle$.

If you add \left\langle P \right\rangle they'll come out in the perfect size.

Hope this help!


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