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Spacing With Mathematical Symbols

Stephen J. Lurie

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.301
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Thin spaces should be used before and after the following mathematical symbols: ±, =, <, >, ≤, ≥, +, −, ÷, ×, ·, ≈, ∼, ∩, ∫, Π, Σ, and |.a ± b a = b a + b a − b a ÷ b a × b a · b a > b a < bSymbols are ... More
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Stacked vs Unstacked

Stephen J. Lurie

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.294
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Stacking of fractions (ie, separating numerator and denominator by a horizontal line) should be avoided in favor of “unstacking” (ie, using a slash in place of the horizontal line) unless this sacrifices ... More
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Typography and Capitalization

Stephen J. Lurie

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.299
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In general, variables, unknown quantities, and constants (eg, x, y, z, A, B, C) are set in italics, while units of measure (eg, kg, mL, s, m), symbols (including Greek characters [see , Greek Letters]), ... More

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