How to include math symbols?

Most of the time you will want an "inline" math equation: the x/2 button above the edit box. You can then put a LaTex command for the symbols you want.

The symbols we will most need are:

LaTeX command | What you get |

\geq, \leq | $\geq, \leq$ |

\times | $\times$ |

\cup, \cap | $\cup, \cap$ |

\mathbb{R}, \mathbb{Z}, etc. | $\mathbb{R}, \mathbb{Z}$, etc. |

\frac{a}{b} | $\frac{a}{b}$ |

\alpha, \pi, \theta, etc. | $\alpha, \pi, \theta$, etc. |

Here are some other resources: The WikiDot help page on equations (scroll down); the tables of symbols under Producing Mathematical Formulae in LaTeX (David Wilkins). I also created a discussion forum on this page for LaTeX questions and insights.

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