LaTeX Subequation

1. Sep 5, 2010

ams2990

I am trying to get subequations numbered nonsequentially. I have
Code (Text):
\begin{subequations}

...

...

\end{subequations}
which gives me

Code (Text):
(1a) ...
(1b) ...
Instead, I want (1c) instead of (1b). I have no clue whether this is trivial or requires me to use a different subequation method all together, I don't know. Any suggestions are acceptable, provided I am able to use it interchangeably with non-subequations, such as (1a),(1c),(2),(3),(4e),(4g),...

2. Sep 5, 2010

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Why?

3. Sep 5, 2010

Simon_Tyler

It's not quite clear exactly what you want and why you want it - but you can probably do what you want by either making the occasional change to a counter or by defining a new environment and counter that counts the way you want.

To increment a counter, you use \addtocounter{\thecounter}{value}
To set a counter you use \setcounter{\thecounter}{value}

The counter for equations is \theequation and the counter for subequation is \thesubequation.

http://texblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/counters-in-latex/

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