# [OS X TeX] Vertical Spacing in "bmatrix" environment

Tue Nov 11 21:51:10 EST 2008

On Nov 11, 2008, at 9:18 PM, Hendrik wrote:

> Folks,
>
> I'm using the "\begin{bmatrix} \end{bmatrix}" enviroment from AMSmath.
> The following is part of the tex source.
>
> \begin{bmatrix}
>    \frac{s+5}{s^2+5s+4} \\
>    \frac{-1}({s^2+5s+4}
> \end{bmatrix}
>
> Since the elements I put in the matrix are all rational
> polynominals, each row seemed to stack on each other.  Is there a
> way to increase the spacing between rows?

Not perfect, but try:

\begin{bmatrix}
\frac{s+5}{s^2+5s+4} \\[4pt]
\frac{-1}{s^2+5s+4}
\end{bmatrix}

> My current solution is to put element in \scriptstyle which
> essentially uses smaller font size.
>
> Cheers,
> Hendrik
>