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Mathematical Writing

Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul M. Roberts


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These notes give aid and encouragement for others wishing to teach courses in technical writing, and will be useful to those writing themselves. They are an all-out attack on the problem of teaching people the art of mathematical writing. We learn best by doing, and in these pages Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul M. Roberts have captured the spirit and substance of Knuth’s Stanford course: CS 209, Mathematical Writing—issues of technical writing and the effective presentation of mathematics and computer science.

Notable here is the mix of mathematical content with the techniques of writing and rewriting. The participants ranged from ordinary students to experienced mathematical and computer science authors to journal editors to professionals in writing and editing. Together they illuminate the process of writing and editing.

Electronic ISBN: 9781614443223

Print ISBN: 9780883850633 (out of print)

 

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