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Mathematical writing

Author: Donald Ervin Knuth; Tracy Larrabee; Paul M Roberts; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©1989.
Series: MAA notes, no. 14.
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This book will help those wishing to teach a course in technical writing, or who wish to write themselves.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Ervin Knuth; Tracy Larrabee; Paul M Roberts; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 088385063X 9780883850633
OCLC Number: 20715348
Notes: A version of these notes was previously available on a limited basis as Stanford University Computer Science Department report number: STAN-CS-88-1193, January 1988.
Description: 115 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. Minicourse on technical writing; 2. An exercise on technical writing; 3. An answer to the exercise; 4. Comments on student answers; 5. Preparing books for publication; 6. Handy reference book; 7. Presenting algorithms; 8. Literate programming; 9. User manuals; 10. Galley proofs; 11. Refereeing; 12. Hints for referees; 13. Illustrations; 14. Homework: subscripts and superscripts; 15. Homework: solutions; 16. Quotations; 17. Scientific American saga; 18. Examples of good style; 19. Mary-Claire van Leunen on 'hopefully'; 20. Herb Wilf on mathematical writing; 21. Wilf's first extreme; 22. Wilf's other extreme; 23. Jeff Ullman on getting rich; 24. Leslie Lamport on writing papers; 25. Lamport's handout on unnecessary prose; 26. Lamport's handout on styles of proof; 2. Nils Nilsson on art and writing; 28. Mary-Claire van Leunen on callisthenics; 29. Mary-Claire's handout on compositional exercises; 30. Comments on student work; 31. Mary-Claire van Leunen on which vs. that; 32. Computer aids to writing; 33. Rosalie Stemer on copy editing; 34. Paul Halmos on mathematical writing; 35. Final truths.
Series Title: MAA notes, no. 14.
Responsibility: by Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul M. Roberts.
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