[texhax] amstex question
Zbigniew Nitecki
zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu
Thu Feb 22 16:13:17 CET 2007
I am trying to align four long lines of formula, where the item in
the first line being aligned is inside a set of delimiters. I tried
breaking this up, using \right. and \left . where appropriate (and
using size commands to make sure the size of the delimiters is
correct, but somehow amstex is looking for a closing brace: I can't
find where the "opening" brace that prompts it to do so is located.
Here is my tex source; I include definitions of my commands being used
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\newcommand{\pddat}[3]{\frac{\partial#1}{\partial#2}\left(#3\right)}
\newcommand{\delx}{\triangle x}
\newcommand{\dely}{\triangle y}
\begin{equation*}
\begin{split}
\fof{x+\delx,y+\dely}-\biggl(\fof{x,y}\right.
&+\left.\pddat{f}{x}{x,y}\delx
+\pddat{f}{y}{x,y}\dely\right)\\
=\biggl(\fof{x+\delx,y+\dely}-\fof{x,y}\biggr)
&-\left(\pddat{f}{x}{x,y}\delx
+\pddat{f}{y}{x,y}\dely\right)\\
=\left(\pddat{f}{x}{x+\delts{1},y+\dely}\delx
+\pddat{f}{y}{x,y+\delts{2}}\dely\right)
&-\left(\pddat{f}{x}{x,y}\delx
+\pddat{f}{y}{x,y}\dely\right)\\
=\left(\pddat{f}{x}{x+\delts{1},y+\dely}-\pddat{f}{x}{x,y}\right)
\delx
&+\left(\pddat{f}{y}{x,y+\delts{2}}-\pddat{f}{y}{x,y}\right)\dely.
\end{split}
\end{equation*}
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and here is the error message:
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! Missing } inserted.
<inserted text>
}
l.243 \end{split}
******************************************
in TexShop, when I then go into nonstop mode ("r") the formula
compiles fine, looking as I intended. If I break the stuff into two
separate equation*/split environments, with the first set the first
two lines (ie, break after the second \\), then the same occurs, but
if I then comment out the first of these two, I get no error.
Clearly the problem is in the first "line", but I can't figure it out.
Any ideas, on a cause and/or a fix?
Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
telephones:
Office (617)627-3843
Dept. (617)627-3234
Dept. fax (617)627-3966
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