LaTeX provides commands for all sorts of arrows. The following commands are used only in math mode.

In general the command names are created from "left", "right", "up", or "down". "leftright" gives a double headed arrow. Prefacing with "long" gives a longer arrow. Capitalizing the first letter gives a double-shanked arrow.

Examples are

`\leftarrow``\Leftarrow``\longleftarrow``\Longleftarrow`

`\rightarrow``\Rightarrow``\longrightarrow``\Longrightarrow`

`\leftrightarrow``\Leftrightarrow``\longleftrightarrow`

`\uparrow``\downarrow``\Uparrow`

`\nearrow`points from southwest to northeast`\searrow`points from northwest to southeast`\swarrow`points from northeast to southwest`\nwarrow`points from southeast to northwest

The `\stackrel` command is
useful for putting things over or under your arrow.

See also Math Formulas, Math Symbols

- Binary and relational operators
- Greek letters
- Miscellaneous symbols
- Variable size symbols (sums, integrals, etc.)

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Revised 7 Jull 1995.