Standard Functions (sin, cos etc.)

The names of certain standard functions and abbreviations are obtained by typing a backlash \ before the name. For example, one obtains

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by typing
\[ \cos(\theta + \phi) = \cos \theta \cos \phi
      - \sin \theta \sin \phi \]

The following standard functions are represented by control sequences defined in LaTeX:
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Names of functions and other abbreviations not in this list can be obtained by converting to the roman font. Thus one obtains [GIF Image] by typing $\mathrm{cosec} A$. Note that if one were to type simply $cosec A$ one would obtain [GIF Image] because LaTeX has treated cosec A as the product of six quantities c, o, s, e, c and A and typeset the formula accordingly.