Mixone Mixone - 3 months ago 12
LaTeX Question

Curly brace error occurring when curly braces are closed correctly

As title says I get error:

line 55: Missing { inserted ... $$\sum_{i=1}^{n} \lambda_i v_i =O_\vec{E}
line 55: Missing } inserted ...v_n \in A =>\lambda_i =0,...,\lambda_n =0$
: Not defining \perthousand.
: Not defining \micro.


The exact line and its context are:


\begin{itemize}
\item On dit que A est \textit{libre} si le seule c. l. de vecteurs de A egales a $O_E$ est la c. l. triviale.
\item C'est-a-dire si:
$$\sum_{i=1}^{n} \lambda_i v_i =O_\vec{E}, v_1...v_n \in A =>\lambda_i =0,...,\lambda_n =0$$
\end{itemize}


The packages I have imported are:

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{gensymb}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage[margin=.75in, a4paper, portrait]{geometry}

Answer

The problem here stems from the somewhat greedy nature of the subscript routine when you use

O_\vec{E}

It grabs \vec without it's argument giving rise to the problem. Here are my suggestions to fix your situation:

Here is a complete minimal example:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}

\begin{itemize} 
  \item Here is some \textit{regular} text, mixed in with $O_E$ some math.
  \item And a display equation:
    \[
      \sum_{i=1}^{n} \lambda_i v_i 
        = O_{\vec{E}}, v_1,\dots,v_n \in A 
        \implies \lambda_i = 0,\dots,\lambda_n 
        = 0
    \]
\end{itemize}

\end{document}