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AMS-LaTeX is a collection of LaTeX document classes and packages developed for the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Its additions to LaTeX include the typesetting of multi-line and other mathematical statements, document classes, and fonts containing numerous mathematical symbols.[1]

It has largely superseded the plain TeX macro package AMS-TeX. AMS-TeX was originally written by Michael Spivak, and was used by the AMS from 1983 to 1985.

MathJax supports AMS-LaTeX through extensions.[2]

The following code of the LaTeX2e produces the AMS-LaTeX logo (\AmS-\LaTeX):

 %%% -- AMS-LaTeX_logo.tex -------

The package has a suite of facilities to format multi-line equations. For example, the following code,

    y &= (x+1)^2 \\
      &= x^2+2x+1

causes the equals signs in the two lines to be aligned with one another, like this:

AMS-LaTeX also includes many flexible commands for formatting and numbering theorems, lemmas, etc. For example, one may use the environment theorem

  \begin{theorem}[Pythagoras] Suppose $a\leq b\leq c$ are the side-lengths of a right triangle.\\  Then $a^2+b^2=c^2$.\end{theorem}
  \begin{proof}. . . \end{proof}

to generate

Theorem (Pythagoras) Suppose are the side-lengths of a right triangle.
Then .
Proof. . . □

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ George Gratzer (1996). Math into LaTeX (PDF). ISBN 0-8176-3805-9. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  2. ^ "MathJax TeX and LaTeX Support — MathJax 2.7 documentation". Retrieved 2018-08-27.

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