# Sizing parentheses appropriately ....

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In summary, to size the parentheses appropriately around the column vectors in the expression/equation, use the \left and \right delimiters and \ldots, \cdots or \vdots for the dots.
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Can someone please help me to size the parentheses so they stretch appropriately around the column vectors in the expression/equation:

$$\displaystyle \text{det} ( v_1, \cdot \cdot \cdot , v_n ) = \text{det} ( \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 11} \\ \ \\ . \\ . \\ . \\ \ \\ a_{n1} \end{bmatrix} , \cdot \cdot \cdot , \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 1n} \\ \ \\ . \\ . \\ . \\ \ \\ a_{nn} \end{bmatrix} )$$Help will be appreciated ...

Peter

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Use the \left and \right delimiters. Also, it helps to use \ldots, \cdots or \vdots rather than individual dots.

$$\displaystyle \det ( v_1, \ldots , v_n ) = \det \left(\ \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 11} \\ \vdots \\ a_{n1} \end{bmatrix} , \ldots , \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 1n} \\ \vdots \\ a_{nn} \end{bmatrix}\ \right)$$

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Opalg said:
Use the \left and \right delimiters. Also, it helps to use \ldots, \cdots or \vdots rather than individual dots.

$$\displaystyle \det ( v_1, \ldots , v_n ) = \det \left(\ \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 11} \\ \vdots \\ a_{n1} \end{bmatrix} , \ldots , \begin{bmatrix} a_{ 1n} \\ \vdots \\ a_{nn} \end{bmatrix}\ \right)$$
Thanks for the help, Opalg ...

Peter

## What is the purpose of sizing parentheses appropriately in scientific research?

The purpose of sizing parentheses appropriately in scientific research is to accurately represent the magnitude and precision of numerical values within a formula or equation.

## How do I determine the appropriate size for parentheses in my research?

The size of parentheses should be determined based on the level of importance, precision, and complexity of the numerical values within the equation. Generally, larger parentheses should be used for more important and complex values, while smaller parentheses can be used for less significant values.

## What are the consequences of improperly sized parentheses in scientific research?

Improperly sized parentheses can lead to misinterpretation of data and incorrect conclusions. They can also affect the accuracy and validity of calculations and may result in errors in the final results.

## Are there any specific guidelines or standards for sizing parentheses in scientific research?

While there are no set rules for sizing parentheses, it is generally recommended to use larger parentheses for values with multiple digits or decimal places, and smaller parentheses for values with fewer digits or decimal places. It is also important to maintain consistency in sizing within an equation.

## Is there any software or tools available to help with sizing parentheses in scientific research?

Yes, there are various software and tools available that can help with sizing parentheses in scientific research, such as LaTeX, Microsoft Word, and Excel. These programs have built-in functions for formatting equations and parentheses in a consistent and accurate manner.

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