Adding whitespace equivalent to a ve sign
Hi all, I am trying to line up some equations on a page and I'd like to insert some whitespace that has the same width as a ve sign in an equation. An example would be trying to ensure the cosine and sine and on the first and second rows (second column) in the matrix below: \startpmatrix % Row 1 \NC  \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \, \sin \theta_{\text{az}} \NC \cos \theta_{\text{az}} \NC \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \, \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \NR % Row 2 \NC  \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \, \cos \theta_{\text{az}} \NC  \sin \theta_{\text{az}} \NC \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \, \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \NR % Row 3 \NC  \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \NC 0 \NC \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \NR \stoppmatrix Any ideas? Thanks, Graham
On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Dave wrote:
Hi all,
I am trying to line up some equations on a page and I'd like to insert some whitespace that has the same width as a ve sign in an equation. An example would be trying to ensure the cosine and sine and on the first and second rows (second column) in the matrix below:
\startpmatrix % Row 1 \NC  \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \, \sin \theta_{\text{az}} \NC \cos \theta_{\text{az}}
change this to \NC \hphantom{} \cos \theta ....
\NC \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \, \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \NR % Row 2 \NC  \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \, \cos \theta_{\text{az}} \NC  \sin \theta_{\text{az}} \NC \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \, \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \NR % Row 3 \NC  \sin \theta_{\text{el}} \NC 0 \NC \cos \theta_{\text{el}} \NR \stoppmatrix
Any ideas?
Normally you have to be a bit careful with minus as it is both a uniary and binary operator. To get the space equal to a uniary operator \hphantom{} should be ok, to get space equal to binary operator, you can try \hphantom{{}} or \hphantom{{}{}} Aditya
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