[texhax] two minor latex questions

Zbigniew Nitecki zbigniew.nitecki at tufts.edu
Thu Feb 15 19:28:35 CET 2007

1. Sometimes, when I want to denote a function in the usual way, viz f 
(x) or \theta(x) I get more space between the function name and the  
first parenthesis than I want.  How can I control that, in particular  
in the context of a macro  (eg,
used as

2. When I want to use "dot" notation for the time-derivative of a  
vector quantity (that is, a symbol surmounted by an arrow, and then  
by a dot) I have been using
but the "dot" in this case is so tiny as to often be lost.  How do I  
get a larger dot?

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

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