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How to typeset nested radical/root expressions?

I'm writing my own math expression typesetting engine. I want to learn how to best typeset radical expressions. The choices actually apply to all radical expressions, however, nested radical ...
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yhmath impact on radical symbols and delimiters

In November 2014 I had an issue with this code and yhmath package: \sqrt{n+\sqrt{(n-1)+\sqrt{(n-2)+\dotsb+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{1}}}}} Depending on whether that package was being used or not (and AMS-...
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How to maintain the shape of a surd when using enlarged grouping inside the radical?

When this MWE is compiled, the appearance of the surd in equation (1) is correct (the parenthesis are placeholders to demonstrate the issue without using \left( and \right)). When \left( and \right)...
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Why are two radicals set at different heights? [duplicate]

In typesetting the following in a, \sqrt[n]{a \cdot b} = \sqrt[n]{a} \cdot \sqrt[n]{b} … the second radical is being typeset higher than the first: Why? And how can I fix it? MWE: \...
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Subtleties in typesetting radicals: explaining what TeX is actually doing

Following this and this, I decided to describe a little in detail what is happening when typesetting radicals, since these are kind of a wild beast. What font characteristics are involved? What are ...