[texhax] "big O" and "little O" notation in amsmath

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Fri Jan 9 17:45:40 CET 2004


"BB" == Barbara Beeton writes:

 >> john wheeler wrote, I use the amsmath package and would like to
 >> have implemented the "big O" and "little O" notations for
 >> specifying the behavior of a function in a limit.  I've looked at
 >> the .sty file and done a little experimentation, but to no avail.
 >> Can anyone tell me if they are available in the package, and if
 >> so what is the usage? ...

 BB> unfortunately, i'm not familiar with the terms "big O" and
 BB> "little O" notations.  can you cite a reference where they are
 BB> used?  (the purpose of this question is to determine if this
 BB> notation is something that should be supported by unicode.  that
 BB> has nothing to do with amsmath, but is related to the STIX
 BB> project that ams has been participating in along with other
 BB> scientific publishers; see http://www.ams.org/STIX/ .)

i think that John meant asymptotic notation symbols, - see


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