Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences

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SIAM, Aug 1, 1998 - Mathematics - 302 pages
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The subject of mathematical writing has been infused with life once again by Nick Higham as he follows up his successful HWMS volume with this much-anticipated second edition. As is Higham's style, the material is enlivened by anecdotes, unusual paper titles, and humorous quotations. This handy new volume provides even more information on the issues you will face when writing a technical paper or talk, from choosing the right journal in which to publish to handling your references. Its overview of the entire publication process is invaluable for anyone hoping to publish in a technical journal. The original book has been completely revised, making use of feedback from readers as well as Higham's own large file of ideas based on his experiences in reading, writing, editing, examining, and supervising theses.
  

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Contents

General Principles
1
Mathematical Writing
15
English Usage
35
When English Is a Foreign Language
59
Writing a Paper
77
Revising a Draft
107
Publishing a Paper
125
Writing and Defending a Thesis
147
Preparing a Poster
179
TEX and MfeX
185
Aids and Resources for Writing and Research
209
A The Greek Alphabet
223
GNU Emacs Commands
235
E Prizes for Expository Writing
243
Glossary
263
Bibliography
269

Writing a Talk
155
Giving a Talk
171
Name Index
289
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Nicholas J. Higham, FRS, is Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester, UK.

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