Please suggest me a way to put tilde over a symbol phi. I can easily put it over a letter but coming to the case of symbols, it is giving problems. Thanks in advance.

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    What about $\tilde{\phi}$? Aug 9, 2012 at 6:39
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    More generally: accents in math mode use different commands to accents in text mode. Aug 9, 2012 at 9:07

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Does \widetilde{\phi} work for you?

If you enter this in http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php, it produces a nice Phi with Tilde.

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    In my case, I wanted a tilde over an M_{A}. I had to use \widetilde{M}_{A} so that the tilde is the full width of the M without extending over the subscript as well.
    – Paul
    Mar 18, 2014 at 23:20

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