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SuperscriptBox

  • SuperscriptBox[ x , y ] represents in input and output.
  • Inside \( ... \) SuperscriptBox[ x , y ] can be input as x \^ y.
  • In a notebook a SuperscriptBox can be created using 6 or ^. moves out of the superscript.
  • In StandardForm and InputForm, SuperscriptBox[ x , y ] is interpreted on input as Power[ x , y ].
  • The baseline of SuperscriptBox[ x , y ] is taken to be the baseline of x.
  • SuperscriptBox[ x , y ] is usually output with y in a smaller font than x.
  • With the option setting LimitsPositioning->True y is placed in an overscript position when the whole SuperscriptBox is displayed large, and in a superscript position when it is displayed smaller.
  • In StandardForm, explicit SuperscriptBox objects are output literally. You can use DisplayForm to see the display form of such objects.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.8.10.
  • See also: SubscriptBox, SubsuperscriptBox, OverscriptBox, ScriptSizeMultipliers.