I encounter some trouble with the following array in the frame :

\frametitle{Measurability of  - Third case}

\begin{block}{Expression of }

Let  the unique solution of  on  :\\
\[ t^* = \big( x_2-V_{ref}-\frac{V_L}{a} \big) \frac{Ta}{V_U-V_L} \]

Let  integer,
\[ Sign(V_r(t)-x_2) = \left{
-1 & if\qquad iT \leq t < t^*+iT\\
[-1;1] & if\qquad t = t^* + iT\\
1 & if\qquad iT \leq t < t^*+iT\\
\right. \]



Here is the error message I get :

Runaway argument?
\frametitle {Measurability of  - Third ca\ETC.
! File ended while scanning use of \frame.
<inserted text> 
<*> pres.tex

Please, has anyone any idea ?

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  • As @daleif points out, it's due simply to \left{ instead of the correct \left\{.
    – egreg
    Jan 4 '13 at 17:53

try replacing \left{ with \left\{. BTW, might be easier to simply use the cases environment


I'm not sure what exactly was the problem, but if you use {cases}, which is an environment made for showing this piece of math, everything'll be ok.

Two more remarks:

  • You should use \text{if } instead of simple if, to make LaTeX use the proper font.
  • You should use \DeclareMathOperator to define a new operator command \Sign that behaves the same way as \sin or \cos, again to make LaTeX use the proper font and spacing.
  • The parenteses around the first fraction are not large enough, you can use e.g. \Bigl(...\Bigr).
  • The \\ command at the end of the 1st line is strange and should not be there.

The code:




\frametitle{Measurability of  - Third case}

\begin{block}{Expression of }

Let  the unique solution of  on  :
\[ t^* = \Bigl( x_2-V_{ref}-\frac{V_L}{a} \Bigr) \frac{Ta}{V_U-V_L} \]

Let  integer,
\[ \Sign(V_r(t)-x_2) = \begin{cases}
-1     & \text{if } iT \leq t < t^*+iT\\
[-1;1] & \text{if }  t = t^* + iT\\
1      & \text{if } iT \leq t < t^*+iT



The output:

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  • I do not see any reason for the \` after the :` plus, the () in the first equation would look better if scaled, e.g. with \left...\right. Since this is written in english, the - in the frame title should be --
    – daleif
    Jan 4 '13 at 14:54
  • @daleif Since the code is obviously missing some pieces (notice the double spaces all around there, and the fact that the sentences make no sense), I decided not to correct the text typographical mistakes. I agree on the parentheses and I will correct them.
    – yo'
    Jan 4 '13 at 14:55

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