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Mathematical Composition 

Mathematical Composition
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Mathematical Composition
Author(s):

Lauren Fischer

and Paul Frank

DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0020
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date: 25 September 2020

The Mathematical Composition chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style addresses conventions used to display mathematical formulas and other expressions involving special symbols, character positions, and relationships, both in print and online. Topics include displayed vs run-in equations, stacked vs unstacked fractions or formulas, exponents, fractional exponents vs radicals, negative exponents, logarithmic expressions, long formulas, expression of multiplication and division, typography and capitalization, punctuation, and spacing with mathematical symbols. A list of commonly used symbols is also included, as well as more examples of complicated “fences” in equations.

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