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Curly Braces in Equation Topic is solved

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Curly Braces in Equation

Postby Amitavo Roy on Sun Apr 7th, 2013

I am new with LaTeX. I don't understand why this code line is not working.
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\begin{equation}
\label{eq:4.20}
\eta_{elec}=
\left{
\frac {\gamma_{j,in} - {\langle{\gamma_j}\rangle}_j} {\gamma_{j,in}-1}
\right}
\end{equation
}

Please suggest me
Last edited by cgnieder on Sun Apr 7th, 2013, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Curly Braces in Equation  Topic is solved

Postby localghost on Sun Apr 7th, 2013

And please always provide a self-contained and minimal example to give an adequate problem description. Those who try to help are rarely motivated to write a complete example from scratch.

If you want curly braces in the output, you have to escape them by a backslash (\) and so make them a command. Curly braces are usually used for grouping so this measure is necessary to get them printed.

The actual error is caused by the fact that \left and \right expect a delimiter (braces, brackets, parentheses). otherwise they will produce error.
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\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackahe{mathtools
}  % loads »amsmath«

\begin{document}
  \begin{equation}\label{eq:dummy}
    \eta_text{elec}=\left\{\frac{\gamma_{j,in} - \langle\gamma_j\rangle_j}{\gamma_{j,in}-1}\right\}
 
\end{equation}
\end{document
}

For more clarity in your code you should avoid superfluous braces (see above).


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Re: Curly Braces in Equation

Postby Amitavo Roy on Sun Apr 7th, 2013

Thanks a lot, localghost.

Now it is perfect.
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