LaTeX Glossary

My.SUPA has been setup to allow maths to be written quickly using LaTeX notation. This can be included anywhere you see a text box in your course area -- including news or social forums, web pages and wikis. The format for entering LaTeX in My.SUPA is to wrap the code between two pairs of dollar signs. $$ a=b+c $$

If you are looking at this for the first time, please read the entries under 01 Getting Started for an overview. The list of entries may be viewed by categories or alphabetically.

01 Getting Started
| 02 Arithmetic expressions | 03 Font Styles | 04 Delimiters
05 Spaces
| 06 Symbols | 07 Relations | 09 Structures | 10 Feynman Diagrams
11 Other LaTeX Software
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absolute font sizes (overview)

Absolute Font Sizes
\tiny$$\tiny 3x$$\tiny 3x
\small$$\small 3x$$\small 3x
\normalsize (default)$$\normalsize 3x$$ or just $$3x$$\normalsize 3x
\large$$\large 3x$$\large 3x
\Large$$\Large 3x$$\Large 3x

\huge and \Huge are not supported by the mimeTeX filter


alpha (lower case greek letter)

$$\alpha$$ gives \alpha

angle bracket

  • Syntax: \left<...\right>
  • Ex.: $$\left<f,g\right>$$ gives


arithmetic operations

  • Type arithmetic operations and "=" as usual.
  • Exp.: $$f(x)=x-2b+(3a/c)$$ gives


  • See also keyword "fraction" for extended capabilities.


  • Syntax for an n-dimensional array:
  • Ex.: $$\begin{array}a_{\fs{0}1}\fs{3},&a_{\fs{0}2}\fs{3},&a_{\fs{0}3}\end{array}$$ gives