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Hypertext Help with LaTeX

Math Symbols

TeX provides almost any mathematical symbol you're likely to need.

Some, like + - = < > | are obtained from the keyboard (the first three can be used in any mode; the last three only in math mode).

Others are generated by LaTeX commands and can generally be used only in math mode. The following describe some of the useful symbols

  • \frac generates fractions (math mode)
  • \sqrt generates n-th root symbol (math mode)
  • \stackrel places one item above another (math mode)

See also Math Fonts and Styles
Go to Math Formulas
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Revised 5 Jul 1995.