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A Primer of Mathematical Writing: Being a Disquisition on Having Your Ideas Recorded, Typeset, Published, Read and Appreciated
This text looks at writing in the professional mathematical environment. Issues addressed include: syntax, grammar, structure and style; mathematical exposition; use of the computer and TeX; e-mail etiquette; and all aspects of publishing a journal article. It also outlines how to write grant proposals, letters of recommendation, and book proposals.
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by American Mathematical Society(RI)
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If there was ever a book that could make or break a career in mathematics, this is it. Without exception all mathematicians must at some time put coherent thoughts together to communicate. And the quality of that correspondence does sometimes differentiate between success and failure. We all will write at least a resume, vita and cover letter for a job application. While there do exist companies that can aid in the writing, it would be a rare one indeed that could tell you which of your math ski ...more
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