Write Mathematics Right: Principles of Professional Presentation, Exemplified with Humor and Thrills
Author(s): L. Radhakrishna
E-ISBN: Publication Year: Reprint 2014
Binding: Paper Back Dimension: 160mm x 240mm Weight: 290
About the book
WRITE MATHEMATICS RIGHT: Principles of Professional Presentation, Exemplified with Humor and Thrills is a Hand book for students and new professionals in research and teaching. From the existing books on Mathematical writing, this book differs in six ways:
• Explicit statement of the principles (142) of good mathematical exposition – in response to
an international demand announced in 2002
• Introduction of elegance, euphony, and etiquettes as the three characteristic features of Style of writing
• Illustrations (supporting principles) drawn from simple applications to natural/physical/social sciences, history, philosophy, and metamathematics
• Formula Cosmetics
• Humor Index
• Index of Thrills
“The book is presented in an attractive and reader-friendly format and the text, written wittily and located with light humor, is very readable” – Prof. H.C. Pradhan, Director, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
“The author by his specialized craftsmanship made the presentation marvelous and artistic, which makes the reading pleasant, curiosity arousing and at times exciting” – Prof. P.V. Arunachalam, Founder Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam.
“The book should be made mandatory reading for all and sundry connected with the world of mathematics.” Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, New Delhi.
Table of Contents
Preface / SYMBOLS: Introduction / Alphabetical Symbols / Non-alphabetical Symbols / SEMANTIC: Introduction / Principle for the Abbreviation of Mathematical Words / Latin Abbreviations / Anathemas in Technical Exposition / Ubiquitous Technical Terms / Confusable Words in Mathematics / Confusables in Metamathematics / SYNTAX: Introduction / Grammatical Concepts in Mathematical Writing / Aids to Metamathematical Exposition / Punctuation Marks in Mathematics and Metamathematics / Spelling Marks / STYLES: Introduction / Euphony / Etiquettes / Elegance / Appendixes / References / Author Index / Humor Index / Subject Index / Thrill Index.
Postgraduate Students. Professionals and Researchers