Primer of Mathematical Writing: Being a Disquisition on Having Your Ideas Recorded, Typeset, Published, Read and Appreciated / Edition 1

Primer of Mathematical Writing: Being a Disquisition on Having Your Ideas Recorded, Typeset, Published, Read and Appreciated / Edition 1

by Steven G. Krantz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821806351

ISBN-13: 9780821806357

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

This book is about writing in the professional mathematical environment. While the book is nominally about writing, it's also about how to function in the mathematical profession. In many ways, this text complements Krantz's previous bestseller, How to Teach Mathematics. Those who are familiar with Krantz's writing will recognize his lively, inimitable style. In

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This book is about writing in the professional mathematical environment. While the book is nominally about writing, it's also about how to function in the mathematical profession. In many ways, this text complements Krantz's previous bestseller, How to Teach Mathematics. Those who are familiar with Krantz's writing will recognize his lively, inimitable style. In this volume, he addresses these nuts-and-bolts issues: Syntax, grammar, structure, and style Mathematical exposition Use of the computer and TeX E-mail etiquette All aspects of publishing a journal article Krantz's frank and straightforward approach makes this book particularly suitable as a textbook. He does not avoid difficult topics. His intent is to demonstrate to the reader how to successfully operate within the profession. He outlines how to write grant proposals that are persuasive and compelling, how to write a letter of recommendation describing the research abilities of a candidate for promotion or tenure, and what a dean is looking for in a letter of recommendation. He further addresses some basic issues such as writing a book proposal to a publisher or applying for a job. Readers will find in reading this text that Krantz has produced a quality work which makes evident the power and significance of writing in the mathematics profession.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821806357
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
1,283,745
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Basics1
Ch. 2Topics Specific to the Writing of Mathematics59
Ch. 3Exposition91
Ch. 4Other Types of Writing103
Ch. 5Books155
Ch. 6The Modern Writing Environment181
Ch. 7Closing Thoughts207
Bibliography211
Index215

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