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Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series

Mathematical Writing

Authors: Vivaldi, Franco

  • Teaches undergraduate students to learn and improve their mathematical writing skills
  • Contains many exercises and solutions for self-learners
  • Tried and tested for many years on courses at Queen Mary, University London
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About this Textbook

This book teaches the art of writing mathematics, an essential -and difficult- skill for any mathematics student.

The book begins with an informal introduction on basic writing principles and a review of the essential dictionary for mathematics. Writing techniques are developed gradually, from the small to the large: words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, to end with short compositions. These may represent the introduction of a concept, the abstract of a presentation or the proof of a theorem. Along the way the student will learn how to establish a coherent notation, mix words and symbols effectively, write neat formulae, and structure a definition.

Some elements of logic and all common methods of proofs are featured, including various versions of induction and existence proofs. The book concludes with advice on specific aspects of thesis writing (choosing of a title, composing an abstract, compiling a bibliography) illustrated by large number of real-life examples. Many exercises are included; over 150 of them have complete solutions, to facilitate self-study.

Mathematical Writing will be of interest to all mathematics students who want to raise the quality of their coursework, reports, exams, and dissertations.

About the authors

Franco Vivaldi is a mathematician at the University of London; his research lies at the interface between dynamical systems and number theory.

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6527-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6526-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Writing
Authors
Series Title
Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6527-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6527-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6526-2
Series ISSN
1615-2085
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 204
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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