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I would yet again want to request an improvement in $\LaTeX$ formatting.

I'm pretty happy with the \$\$ method of automatically indenting $\LaTeX$with displaystyle.

However, it's a bit of a problem that we always get a superfluous new line after it.

Often, when I write a formula, I explain the symbols immediately after.

But the extra newline completely separates the explanation from the formula.

To illustrate, if I use \$\$ in the following text, I get:

[HR][/HR]

I'd like to see it more like the following (using [MATH]\qquad):

[HR][/HR]

I'm pretty happy with the \$\$ method of automatically indenting $\LaTeX$with displaystyle.

However, it's a bit of a problem that we always get a superfluous new line after it.

Often, when I write a formula, I explain the symbols immediately after.

But the extra newline completely separates the explanation from the formula.

To illustrate, if I use \$\$ in the following text, I get:

[HR][/HR]

The modulus of elasticity λ is a property of a material.

To use it, you need the area of a cross section of the material.

So you need to use that

$$\lambda = \frac{\text{stress}}{\text{strain}} = \frac{F/A}{x_E/l}$$

where F is the force of gravity and A is the area of a cross section.

Note that this can be rewritten as

$$F=\frac{\lambda A}{l} x_E = k x_E$$

which is the usual form of Hooke's law, meaning that the extension of a spring is linear with the applied force.

To use it, you need the area of a cross section of the material.

So you need to use that

$$\lambda = \frac{\text{stress}}{\text{strain}} = \frac{F/A}{x_E/l}$$

where F is the force of gravity and A is the area of a cross section.

Note that this can be rewritten as

$$F=\frac{\lambda A}{l} x_E = k x_E$$

which is the usual form of Hooke's law, meaning that the extension of a spring is linear with the applied force.

I'd like to see it more like the following (using [MATH]\qquad):

[HR][/HR]

The modulus of elasticity λ is a property of a material.

To use it, you need the area of a cross section of the material.

So you need to use that

$\\[5pt]$

\(\displaystyle \qquad \displaystyle \lambda = \frac{\text{stress}}{\text{strain}} = \frac{F/A}{x_E/l}\)

$\\[3pt]$

where F is the force of gravity and A is the area of a cross section.

Note that this can be rewritten as

$\\[5pt]$

\(\displaystyle \qquad F=\frac{\lambda A}{l} x_E = k x_E\)

$\\[3pt]$

which is the usual form of Hooke's law, meaning that the extension of a spring is linear with the applied force.

To use it, you need the area of a cross section of the material.

So you need to use that

$\\[5pt]$

\(\displaystyle \qquad \displaystyle \lambda = \frac{\text{stress}}{\text{strain}} = \frac{F/A}{x_E/l}\)

$\\[3pt]$

where F is the force of gravity and A is the area of a cross section.

Note that this can be rewritten as

$\\[5pt]$

\(\displaystyle \qquad F=\frac{\lambda A}{l} x_E = k x_E\)

$\\[3pt]$

which is the usual form of Hooke's law, meaning that the extension of a spring is linear with the applied force.

**Edited**: I added a little vertical spacing in the last form as Bacterius suggested.
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