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Old 08-14-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
kushalkoolwal
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Inserting microseconds symbol in LaTex


I am trying to write something like:
Code:
200 micro-seconds
but I am not sure how to insert the symbol for micro-seconds.

I did some googling and I came up with "\us" and "\mu" but doesn't look like they work. Do I need to include any package to use these commands?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Use this:

Code:
The dreaded $\mu$ character as in $\mu$s
Maybe you forgot to surround the \mu with '$' which you should do when using math symbols inline.

I pasted this line into the document on page 8 of the "Not so short introduction to Latex" and it showed up exactly as you want.

jlinkels

Code:
documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
% define the title
\author{H.~Partl}
\title{Minimalism}
\begin{document}
% generates the title
\maketitle
% insert the table of contents
\tableofcontents
\section{Some Interesting Words}
Well, and here begins my lovely article.
The dreaded $\mu$ character as in $\mu$s
\section{Good Bye World}
\ldots{} and here it ends.
\end{document}
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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Thanks worked like a charm!! You were right, I was missing "$".
 
Old 10-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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\mu in units

$\mu$s would result in italic \mu but upright s. Possibilities to get an upright symbol:

Code:
\usepackage{textcomp}
\textmu s
Code:
\usepackage{upgreek}
$\upmu$s
Further there are LaTeX packages specialized in typesetting units, for instance siunitx.

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