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How do I cite both name and year in parentheses in sn-jnl?

I want to cite the name and year of publication in parentheses in sn-jnl. However, the various options that I have tried return an index number in brackets only: \documentclass[pdflatex,sn-mathphys]{...
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Bracket in the shape of a horse bow

I'm wondering how to make a bracket that looks a bit like "(" and ")" but with the middle part curving inwards a bit. The result should look like a horse bow. This is not to be ...
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Columns with a Right Parenthesis

I want to arrange my frame as shown in the attached figure. However, despite the idea, I don't know how to do that. Please help me out. The left and right columns need not be framed. I used frames ...
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Math mode: square bracket strange behaviour

Can you see as the content is not aligned with square brackets? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ \left[ \dfrac{1}{\dfrac{\mathrm{L}^3}{\mathrm{t}}} \right] \] \...
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Brackets and circumflex in TikZ coordinate calculations [duplicate]

What's the difference between \draw[domain=-3:2] plot(\x,{-0.07*(\x)^4+1.51*(\x)^3-9.58*(\x)^2+23.94*(\x)-17.59}); and \draw[domain=-3:2] plot(\x,{-0.07*\x^4+1.51*\x^3-9.58*\x^2+23.94*\x-17.59}); ? ...
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Change matrix environments to use parenthesis from specific font

Here is what I tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \usepackage{environ,scalerel} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \setmathfont{OldStandard-Regular....
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Line breaking inside BIG parenthesis

I tried line break as well as \newline command inside parentheses but it did not work.
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Close align brackets

I was trying to close this bracket: \frac{}{}\theta=2\pi k + \begin{cases}\arctan\left ( \frac{n}{x} \right ) & \text{ if } x> 0 \\ \frac{\pi }{2} & \text{ if } x=0 \\ \arctan\left ( \frac{...
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Help to align equations

I'm trying to write an equation with brackets and I have problems. I want to align the equations after the brackets. For this I introduce "align" but as far as I know align cannot be inside ...
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Unable to write left square bracket in TexStudio

Why can't I write a left square bracket in TexStudio?
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Biblatex - How to add parentheses around author first name?

For my memoir, I'm asked to use a specific style for my references. For example, for this entry (the most basic one) @book{huanMarineSovietique2002a, title = {La marine soviétique}, author = {...
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Margin when using auto-scaling of parenthesis: Is there a better way than adjusting for it with "\!"?

Whenever I need larger parenthesis I use \left( \right) which automatically adjusts the size as needed. I know that the optimum would be to always manually choose from \big, \bigg, \Big, ... but for ...
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Multiline brackets around inner Minimization Problem for Maximin Optimization Problem

I want to reproduce the following: The inner min-Problem I make with a \begin{equation}\begin{aligned} inner min-Problem \end{aligned}\end{equation} But I can't find a way to make brackets around it ...
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How can I fix tall ket notation?

I have been struggling with a tall ket symbol when I insert the letter b compared to the letter a. My problem is how I can make the ket notation for the letter b the same size as the letter a. I also ...
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How can I put new line in between function arguments

I have a function that has plently of arguments. \documentclass[10pt,journal,compsoc]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{eulervm} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{...
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Bracket problem with odsfile + includegraphicx

The cell that is called should just contain the filename of the desired image file. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{odsfile} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{\...
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How to insert square bracket in itemize environment in LaTeX?

I insert square bracket in itemize environment in LaTeX, but there is an error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item [$\left[ ...
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Thick Japanese bracket symbols

Is there a way to create this type of thick japanese bracket in the picture far right? I use it to enumerate a puzzle collection like this [number]. Just looking for a way to make it look like in ...
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Aligning equations with {}

I'm trying to get the two parts of the equation aligned one below the other within the curly brackets. I tried to use split+equation, align, line break, etc, but I still can't get it to look right. ...
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Array lines too thin in newtxmath

When using newtxmath the shorter horizontal lines on the top left and top right of the square brackets surrounding an array are sometimes too thin. Compare them in the first and second arrays in the ...
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distinguishing brackets on the right of an enumeration

I would like to make a distinguish bracket (as they are used with branched function specifications) on the right side of an enumeration.The bracket should contain the 2 points in the "itemize&...
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Error "Package pgf Error: No shape named `abstractse' is known." in baposter

I'm trying to construct a poster using a baposter template, it was working fine until I added some inline maths equations and labels, then I started getting this error in addition to: "! Argument ...
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How to add a big curly brace to label the side of a table?

How can I use a big curly brace to group together lines of a table on the left side? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{center} \textbf{$n=3$} \begin{tabular}{ |c|c| } \hline ...
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Professional curly braces in MTPro2 font

I've noticed the differences in typesetting between MTPro2 Lite and its complete version, so I even bought the license and installed the complete version onto my computer. Most of the features have ...
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Horizontal spacing of math operator and parenthesis

Take the following code for example, \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \exp x \end{equation} \begin{equation} \exp (x) \end{equation} \begin{equation} \exp \...
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Multiple References in a single square bracket using IEEEtran style in Latex

I am using the IEEEtran document class and bibliography style in latex and my references are displayed as individual numbers in square brackets e.g. [1], [2]. However, I am trying to find a way to get ...
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Bracket overlap with chemmacros

I'm trying to position the brackets such that there is no overlap, while ideally aligning their vertical positions. The solutions here don't seem to help much. Also is there a way to move the ...
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How to change the "curliness" of Matrix brackets?

How can I get my matrix brackets to look like the above instead of: My current one uses the following packages and has the latex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \...
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newcommand with option for bracket size

I want to write a new command for the trace of a matrix that I've defined like: \newcommand{\trace}[1]{\mathsf{trace}\!\left[#1\right]} but when I call \trace{A^\top} the automatic scaling makes the [...
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Size of curly brackets

I have the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\overbar}[1]{\mkern 1.5mu\overline{\mkern-1.5mu#1\mkern-1.5mu}\mkern 1.5mu} \begin{document} \begin{align} \frac{\frac{...
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How to add a bracket above a gather environment?

I would like to turn this : $$ \begin{gather} \overbracket{\text{1 2}}^{\text{Basic idea}} & \overbracket{\text{3 4}}^{\text{Contrasting idea}} \\ \underbracket{\text{5 6}}_{\text{Basic idea}} &...
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How to place circles in between two parentheses on a line segment?

I need to place a circle in between two parentheses on a line segment. I know how to draw multiple circles on a line segment within parentheses. I have tried the following code: \begin{figure} \begin{...
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Square brackets throw an error while parentheses don't [duplicate]

Why does the following work \documentclass[answers]{exam} \begin{document} \begin{center} \Large\textbf{ \shortstack{ Assignment 1 \...
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How to create a simple vertical vector with several vertical curly braces outside the square bracket?

I could not code a vertical vector with several vertical curly braces outside the square bracket of the vector. The best thing I have obtained so far is by using rcases from mathtools package that ...
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How to put text under a big bracket

I have this How can i do this ? Here is my code \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{@{}l@{}} $ \dot{\partial}W(v)=\Bigg\{ v^*\in \mathbb{R}^j :$ lim inf $ \frac{W(z) - W(v) - \langle v^*,z - v \rangle} {\...
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How to decrease brackets size?

As stated in the subject, I know that $\left[x\right]$ can be used to increase the size of the brackets to adjust for a large argument, but what about if instead I would like to decrease the brackets ...
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A prime in parentheses

I would like the prime in $\mathfrak E ^{(')}$ to look like the normal prime in $\mathfrak E'$. Also I might like smaller parentheses around the prime.
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Best practice to handle math Brackets and Parentheses

I was wondering if there is already available a short reply to the best practices about using brackets in math mode. For instance, when should I use (, instead of any of the following: \left(,\left(.,\...
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One pair of brackets for each citation

Question \documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} I cite \cite{a,b}. I also cite \cite{a,b,c}. \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{ref} \end{document} gives I cite [1, 2]. I also cite [1, 2, 3]. ...
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Biblatex: Different entry types have different date formats (with and without brackets) in bibliography

I am using biblatex with IEEE and I am getting dates with and without brackets around them, depending on which entry type I'm using (such as @journal, @online, @misc, etc). I have tried searching ...
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biblatex \cite as superscript brackets

I have a question according to my citation and the bibliography: How did it got printed in the text is: A[18] instead of A^[18] also A[18][20][19] results not in A^[18-20] with [18] J. Hua, X. Li, Y.-...
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How make newtx option theoremfont work with thmtools?

I want the body of theorems to be in a true slanted font (\slshape) rather than in italic, yet have brackets within a theorem body to be upright. The newtx package (version 1.7) option theoremfont (...
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Which fields have to be {braced} or "quoted" in .bib files (why does year NOT have to be)?

I'm writing some software for interacting with .bib fields. I want to be able to expand @string abbreviations in field values correctly, and I've been learning about quoting rules. In almost all cases,...
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Sans serif math mode parentheses not scaling

I am using the implementation I found from this website to write a document in the Calibri font, including the math mode. It looks wonderful, however there is one major flaw: the "large" ...
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How can I avoid MnSymbol to redefine the bracket parenthesis?

I'm trying to save the definition of the square brackets since the package MnSymbol redefines it. I think the redefined ones are aesthetically ugly. I'm looking for a solution similar to this. A ...
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Place both name and year between brackets when using cite

For the paper I am working on, I would like to have citations with both the surname and year between brackets. Currently, when I use \cite{}, only the year is within brackets and the name appears in ...
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Calligraphic braces in equation environment

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{equation} a(y)=\left\{ \begin{array}{@{}ll@{}} 0 &...
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Too much vertical blank space for unbalanced math expression inside big delimiters

A recent post on Math SE reminds me of an old issue as titled, shown in the screen grab below in case it is edited or deleted. There are several other issues with these few lines, but I'd like to just ...
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i Needed to solve the problem plz help [closed]

\usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} RresT (u) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{\RresT (u)= \Bigg\{ 1, \text{ if Pos. {Arcs_{v_{\xrightarrow[]{}}u \ (u)} > Neg.Arcs_{v_{...
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Errors on multi-line equation with brackets

I am running this code for an equation that runs over into the margins: \begin{eqnarray} N(t,x) &=& \inf_{u_{I+1} \in [-u_{I+1}, w_{I+1}], T_{I+1} \in \Real_+} \left\{ \inf_{u_I \in [-...
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