well I am having this problem while trying to write delta symbol in the question box. I have tries using two $ signs and delta between them. but nothing happened. Please help.

  • $\begingroup$ Did you use backslash? $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 7:52
  • $\begingroup$ no! Is it like $\delta$ $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 7:52
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, now try it here. Does it work? $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 7:56
  • $\begingroup$ yes it is working. Thank you so much for the help. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 7:57

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It is like $\delta$ or $\Delta$ for capital.

See https://physics.stackexchange.com/faq#notation for details .

And https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/mathjax-basic-tutorial-and-quick-reference

And http://web.ift.uib.no/Teori/KURS/WRK/TeX/symALL.html

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    $\begingroup$ I'm guessing you left out the backslashes by accident so I edited them in. $\endgroup$
    – David Z
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 18:48

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