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Using chemical formulas

Using chemical formulas I've tried using, now be careful: dollar-sign backslash letter "ce" opening-brace chemical-formula closing-brace dollar-sign. Unlike on Chemistry, it is not working ...
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Edited MathJax not properly rendered in Review queues

I posted this question on Stack Exchange Meta as a bug. I'm posting it here for informational purposes and I'd suggest going to the Stack Exchange Meta version and upvoting that if you want (or ...
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Please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users [duplicate]

feature-request: please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users, by adding it to the post formatting wizard. The Stack Exchange dev team recently released a new version of the Ask page, ...
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Abbrevation and/or warning for $\langle$ and $\rangle$ commands

There are so many quantum-related posts that do not use the $\LaTeX$ commands for the Bra and Ket in Diract notation. I see a lot of this: $$ | \psi > , \quad <n|n>, \quad <E_m|H|E_n>,$...
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Add a link and hint to use MathJax to the new question dialog

We like to see MathJax used on Physics SE for equations, but at present when you are typing in a new question I think there is no on-screen link to the MathJax "guide" or a reminder to use ...
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The scope of \newcommand changed

It was pointed out earlier today on chat, by Martin Sleziak, that the scope of MathJax new commands changed at some point in the (recent?) past: it was switched for Math SE in January of last year and ...
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Is MathJax in titles OK?

There have been some discussions of this topic on other metas, and it seemed to me that the consensus is to avoid MathJax in titles if possible, for various reasons like improving the look of the ...
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Should I myself edit the question or encourage the OP to do so?

Everyday, many questions are posted on this site(Physics SE) which need to be edited because of many different reasons (like MathJax, grammar, typos, tags etc.). Now, I am okay with the grammar, typos,...
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Is it necessary to use heavy maths and math Jax?

Is use of high knowledge of maths in physics and heavy use of MathJax necessary to ask any questions, what if my question do not use heavy maths and do not sound complicatedly interesting like "...
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Why don't we have the physics MathJax extension enabled? Should we?

As a recent question points out, it would be nice if the site's MathJax environment included something similar to the physics LaTeX package. Fortunately, the list of third-party extensions for ...
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On Bra & ket notation

I was asking a QM question recently, and wanted to use the bra & ket notation; however, the MathJax does not support the necessary packages, as far as I can tell. Is it possible to add the ...
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Does math in my questions need to be in the form of MathJax?

I asked a question recently. With the question I included a picture of the question with my best handwriting. But received very harsh criticism from two users who insisted that the question be in ...
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Should the tags (mathjax) and (tex) on meta be synonyms?

As far as I can tell, both mathjax and tex are used here on meta for questions about usage of MathJax in posts on the main site. (AFAICT MathJax is the correct terminology, but unsurprisingly many ...
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How to write mathematical expressions in questions using android devices? [duplicate]

I posted a question at Physics Stack Exchange site, and I uploaded a photograph of the calculation I had done on that. But, I was asked to write all my calculations in the question(and not in the ...
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What is the best/easiest way to write math symbols on this site? [duplicate]

For those with an Android phone, what is your favorite app, or whatever, for displaying math symbols on this site?
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How to enable Mathjax for chat on the Android mobile browser?

Suppose I am a user of stack exchange chat. And I am on Android mobile. My questions are 1) How do I enable Mathjax In chat. Can I? I am asking as the question asked was answered for computer not for ...
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Discouraging screenshots of questions - at least the textual part

[This was originally posted as an answer to another question and was transformed into a question following a comment to this effect.] To discourage rapid postings of the type alluded to in another ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

This is essentially a duplicate of 27153, from math.SE. I have noticed that there is a bunch of users that consistently refuse to use MathJax in their answers. One of these users, in particular, has ...
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Should I edit question to format equation linked as image in MathJax?

I often come across questions where the author uses a linked image of an equation instead of typesetting it as MathJax. Should I edit the question to typeset the equation in MathJax, comment to let ...
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Special text codes for generating symbols [duplicate]

What are special text codes that must be written to generate various mathematical formulae, symbols like limit, derivative, integral, closed integral etc. (in simple keypad) For instance, "**" for ...
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Please add a link to the Meta MSE MathJax tutorial to the editing help

If you're asking a question and you click the help button, it will send you to the Editing Help page, which has a LaTeX section that looks like this: This is a perfect place to have a link to the ...
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KaTeX instead of Mathjax

Mathjax is slow enough that for math-heavy questions or answers my Safari 10 can barely keep up on a 3 years old mac (I am giving these details for precision sake: this is not a bug report but a ...
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Chat does not support LaTeX input

The chat does not show LaTeX, not even in the comments which were moved to chat and had working LaTeX in the comments section.
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Update to Mathjax 2.7.2 please

Physics.stackexchange currently uses 2.7.1 with the config TeX-AMS_HTML-full which is affected by a visual glitch on both desktop and mobile version of Safari under latest OS, ...
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Why you can use mathjax in this website?

I have just noticed that you can use mathjax in this website, i.e. in Physics meta, but why? Here for example: $E=mc^2$ But mathjax is used only when you ask serious question in physics or ...
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Are there any special packages enabled for MathJax?

I usually hang out at ChemistrySE, where I use \ce{} to format chemical equations. I once tried to use \ce{} here to write a nuclear reaction, and was perplexed when it didn't work. Someone told me ...
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Enabling mhchem to write chemical formulas?

It would be nice to have mhchem enabled, by adding TeX: { extensions: ["mhchem.js"] } to the mathjax configuration. ...
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Link to meta page for guide to MathJax commands under text fields (specifically for user agent mobile)

Wouldn't it be helpful to provide a link under the text box, shown while asking questions or writing answers, to the meta page dealing with MathJax commands: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Problem in viewing MathJax formatted writing in smartphone

I access this site using Chrome from myou smartphone. Recently, the MathJax formatted writings appear overlapped, for example in the following answer: What could be the reason for this? Update: ...
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Mathjax not working for me in chat

I've been in the chat "h-bar" physics stackexchange chat, and somebody wrote $\frac{1}{2}$ and it comes up for me like those literal characters and not as $\frac{...
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Mathjax shifted frames

Mathjax frames(hats and arrows) are shifted in Safari 10.1 in MacOS Sierra. However, it was working fine yesterday.
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Can we type Young Tableaux on this site?

Can we type Young Tableaux on this site? If yes, how?
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Posting questions with math symbols

I did a search and came up empty on how to use mathjax on this site. Do I need to use a third party or is a math symbols program built into the physics site?
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What happened to this question's commutative diagram?

An old answer of mine was written, in March 2014, with a commutative diagram, ...
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Rendering of the double surface integral, Tex [duplicate]

It has recently come to my attention that the double surface intregral, namely \oiint, does not work for this site. How can we fix this? Example: How to infer what integrals and derivatives signify ...
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Please link the MathJax help to the Meta.Math.SE tutorial

The Ask a Question page shown to new users contains a lot of guidance, including a link to MathJax help: Now, there are strong UI reasons why this link is nowhere near as useful as we'd hope, but ...
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What is the Latex and MathJax, how can I write beautiful formulas in my posts?

I get regularly the feedback in comments to use Latex or MathJax. Also I would write beautiful formulas what I can do only on pen & paper. Where can I get info about these?
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Is there simple way to color latex equations?

Is there simple way to color background, highlight some parts of background, equation or some parts of equation? something like these Latex codes: {\bgcolor{color name}{equation}} or {\bg{color name}{...
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Scratch/sandbox area where I can try formatting my equations

Is there a sandbox area where I could test the formatting of my equations without the 5 minute reply limit kicking in? I have a long set of equations to type and I'm trying to learn how to format ...
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Can we have some MathJax functions pre-defined?

Can we have some MathJax functions pre-defined so that it is easier to write. For example: \ket{\psi} giving |\psi \rangle <...
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MathJax rendering \bk differently in question display and edit modes

I'm completely stumped by this. The question Enegy Expectation Value uses the LaTeX command \bk, which is definitely not a standard LaTeX command. Quite fittingly, ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

It seems that we're somewhere in the queue for a site CSS adjustment, accompanied by the new profile pages. Since the CSS is getting a makeover, I would like to float this idea: can we change the font ...
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\oiint doesn't seem to work

Today as I was answering a question I noticed that $\oiint$ doesn't work in Physics SE. Is it some kind of a bug or am I missing something obvious?
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Formulas are flickering in the preview as I type

When I typing my post MathJax re-render the preview after each key press, leading to an annoying flicker in the preview area as I'm typing. When there are lots of formulas it also slows down the ...
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How can I edit my own questions and answers?

How can I edit my own questions and answers for example, give the symbols for pi, integration, and draw diagrams
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Sporadic MathJax failure [closed]

In the last couple of weeks, once in a while, MathJax has not rendered on my system (OS X). In both Chrome and Firefox I see the markup rather than the rendered equations. Is this a problem of my ...
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Is it possible to implement the physics package of latex into mathjax?

I don't know if you know the package physics in LaTeX but it is a really good one especially if one writes something about physics. e.g. I hate writing |\Psi\rangle\...
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RSS-Feed and Latex

I love using RSS-feed and I wanted to use it for this site too. The problem is that my RSS-Reader does not render Latex so I get the source code of Latex and trying to render Latex in my head is not ...
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Enabling automatic numbering of equations on physics.SE

A couple of questions here on meta.physics (namely this one and this one that I could find) already asked for how to use tags on Phys.SE. The answers to these questions seemed to imply that it is not ...
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MathJax: How do I write matrices on the same line?

In answering this question, I needed to multiply three matrices - which obviously involves writing them on the same line. I tried a couple of things, none of which worked, so my question is - how do ...