Math Notation Help

This glossary will help you build complex mathematical equations using the Tex markup language. This will involve using @@ or $$ before and after the expression to display the desired results.
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  • Syntax: \left(...\right) or ...
  • Ex.: $$2a\left(b+c\right)$ gives </li></ul><p align="center">2a\left(b+c\right)$$

phi (lower case greek letter)

$$\phi$ gives \phi$$

Phi (upper case greek letter)

$$\Phi$ gives \Phi$$


$$x=\pi r^2$ is x=\pi r^2$$

pi (lower case greek letter)

$$\pi$ gives \pi$$

Pi (upper case greek letter)

$$\Pi$ gives \Pi$$


$$+$ is +$$

plus minus

$$a\pm~b$ gives a\pm~b$$


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


  • 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 product symbol:

$$\bigprod_{i=k}^{n}$   gives   </p><p align="center">\bigprod_{i=k}^{n} </p><p align="center">and</p><p align="center">$$\prod_{i=k}^{n}$   gives 


  • Use font size commands for a nicer picture:

$$\LARGE\bigprod_{\tiny{i=k}}^{\tiny{n}}$   gives   </p><p></p><p align="center">\LARGE\bigprod_{\tiny{i=k}}^{\tiny{n}}  </p><p align="left"></p><p align="center">and</p><p align="center">$$\large\prod_{\small{i=k}}^{\small{n}}$   gives 


psi (lower case greek letter)

$$\psi$ gives \psi$$

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