Math Notation Help


This glossary will help you build complex mathematical equations using the Tex markup language. This will involve using @@ or $$ before and after the expression to display the desired results.
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F

formula box

$$\fbox{x=\frac{1}{2}}$  gives </p><p align="center">\fbox{x=\frac{1}{2}}$$


fraction

  • Syntax: \frac{numerator}{denominator}
  • Use font sizing commands for specific sizing if you don't want the predefined one to be taken.
  • Ex. (with predefined sizing): $$f(x,y)=\frac{2a}{x+y}$ gives </li></ul><p style="text-align:center;">f(x,y)=\frac{2a}{x+y}$$

    • Ex. (with specific sizing): $$f(x,y)=\frac{\fs{2}2a}{\fs{2}x+y}$ gives </li></ul><p style="text-align:center;">f(x,y)=\frac{\fs{2}2a}{\fs{2}x+y}$$

      • You may nest fractions as much as you want.
      • Ex. (nested fractions): $$\frac{\frac{a}{x-y}+\frac{b}{x+y}}{1+\frac{a-b}{a+b}}$ gives </li></ul><p style="text-align:center;">\frac{\frac{a}{x-y}+\frac{b}{x+y}}{1+\frac{a-b}{a+b}}$$


G

gamma (lower case greek letter)

$$\gamma$ gives \gamma$$

Gamma (upper case greek letter)

$$\Gamma$ gives \Gamma$$

greater than

$$x>y$  gives </p><p align="center">x>y$$


greater than or equal

$$x\ge~y$ or $$x\geq~y$ gives

x\ge~y


greek letters (overview)

Simply write \greekletter for lower case and \Greekletter for upper case.

Here's a list of all known greek letters (Note: not all upper case greek letters are known):

Lower Case Greek Letters:

CommandFilter ExpressionResult
\alpha$$\alpha$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\alpha$$
\beta$$\beta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\beta$$
\gamma$$\gamma$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\gamma$$
\delta$$\delta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\delta$$
\epsilon$$\epsilon$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\epsilon$$
\varepsilon$$\varepsilon$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\varepsilon$$
\zeta$$\zeta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\zeta$$
\eta$$\eta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\eta$$
\theta$$\theta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\theta$$
\vartheta$$\vartheta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\vartheta$$
\iota$$\iota$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\iota$$
\kappa$$\kappa$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\kappa$$
\lambda$$\lambda$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\lambda$$
\mu$$\mu$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\mu$$
\nu$$\nu$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\nu$$
\xi$$\xi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\xi$$
(!)$$o$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">o$$
\pi$$\pi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\pi$$
\varpi$$\varpi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\varpi$$
\rho$$\rho$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\rho$$
\varrho$$\varrho$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\varrho$$
\sigma$$\sigma$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\sigma$$
\varsigma$$\varsima$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\varsigma$$
\tau$$\tau$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\tau$$
\upsilon$$\upsilon$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\upsilon$$
\phi$$\phi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\phi$$
\varphi$$\varphi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\varphi$$
\chi$$\chi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\chi$$
\psi$$\psi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\psi$$
\omega$$\omega$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\omega$$

Upper Case Greek Letters:

CommandFilter ExpressionResult
\Gamma$$\Gamma$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Gamma$$
\Delta$$\Delta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Delta$$
\Theta$$\Theta$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Theta$$
\Lambda$$\Lambda$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Lambda$$
\Xi$$\Xi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Xi$$
\Pi$$\Pi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Pi$$
\Sigma$$\Sigma$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Sigma$$
\Upsilon$$\Upsilon$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Upsilon$$
\Phi$$\Phi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Phi$$
\Psi$$\Psi$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Psi$$
\Omega$$\Omega$</td><td valign="top" width="33%">\Omega$$


I

infinity

$$\infty$  gives \infty$$


integral

  • General syntax for symbols with a kind of lower and upper limits:

\symbolname_{lowerexpression}^{upperexpression}

  • In general, there are two ways how these lower and upper expressions can be placed: centered below and above the symbol or in a subscript / superscript manner. In the first case the symbol name is preceded by the word "big", in the second there is no prefix.
  • Syntax for integral symbol:

$$\bigint_{0}^{\infty}$   gives   </p><p align="center">\bigint_{0}^{\infty} </p><p align="center">and</p><p align="center">$$\int_{0}^{\infty}$   gives 

\int_{0}^{\infty}

  • Use font size commands for a nicer picture:

$$\LARGE\bigint_{\small0}^{\small\infty}$   gives   </p><p></p><p align="center">\LARGE\bigint_{\small0}^{\small\infty} </p><p align="left"></p><p align="center">and</p><p align="center">$$\large\int_{\small0}^{\small\infty}$   gives 

\large\int_{\small0}^{\small\infty}


iota (lower case greek letter)

$$\iota$ gives \iota$$


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