Adding space in LaTeX maths expressions

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So this is a simple one which is used everywhere. Essentially I was trying to express some run times in LaTeX using the following:

O(n log(n))

However, this displayed as:


The solution is to add some horizontal space using real units as follows:

O(n\hspace{2 mm}log(n))

I found 2mm to be about right when using pdflatex, but feel free to play with it your self.