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243 pp;
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# A Primer of Mathematical Writing: Being a Disquisition on Having Your Ideas Recorded, Typeset, Published, Read, and Appreciated, Second Edition

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*Steven G. Krantz*

This is the second edition of a book originally published in 1997. Today the internet virtually consumes all of our lives (especially the lives of writers). As both readers and writers, we are all aware of blogs, chat rooms, and preprint servers. There are now electronic-only journals and print-on-demand books, Open Access journals and joint research projects such as MathOverflow—not to mention a host of other new realities. It truly is a brave new world, one that can be overwhelming and confusing. The truly new feature of this second edition is an extensive discussion of technological developments. Similar to the first edition, Krantz's frank and straightforward approach makes this book particularly suitable as a textbook for an undergraduate course.

#### Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students and researchers interested in how to write about mathematics.

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Krantz, a prolific and distinguished mathematical author, discourses engagingly (yet seriously) on the art and etiquette of virtually all types of writing an academic mathematician is likely to encounter … Grammatical points, stylistic and typesetting issues, and the correct and effective use of mathematical notation are handled deftly and with good humor … [Hopefully] senior faculty will consider it mandatory reading for graduate students and even upper-division undergraduates. An enjoyable way to learn some fundamentals of good mathematical writing. Highly recommended.

-- CHOICE

Well written in a lively style and will be found useful by anybody who is aware of the power and significance of writing in the mathematical profession.

-- European Mathematical Society Newsletter

# Table of Contents

## A Primer of Mathematical Writing: Being a Disquisition on Having Your Ideas Recorded, Typeset, Published, Read, and Appreciated, Second Edition

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- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseCommunicating Electronically 140161
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Nature of Collaboration 140161
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseEmail Etiquette 141162
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseImportant Emails 142163
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFighting over Email 143164
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMore Email Tips 143164
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Form of an Email 144165
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseForwarding Email 144165
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseOther Features of Email 145166

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseCopyright 145166
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseIf You Are Not a Native English Speaker 147168

- Books 149170
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseWhat Constitutes a Good Book? 149170
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseHow to Plan a Book 152173
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Importance of the Preface 154175
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Table of Contents 154175
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseTechnical Aspects: The Bibliography, the Index, Appendices, etc. 155176
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseHow to Manage Your Time When Writing a Book 158179
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseWhat to Do with the Book Once It Is Written 161182
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePutting Your Book Before the Public 161182
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseSubmitting to a Publisher 161182
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseWhat the Publisher Needs to Know 162183
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseReviews of Your Book 163184
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseEvaluating the Reviews 163184
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFinal Revisions 164185
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseElectronic Aspects of Publishing 164185
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseElectronic Sticky Notes 164185
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseHow the Publisher Processes Your Book 165186
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Burden Is on You 165186
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseConcerns of the Copy Editor 165186
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseCosts 166187
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe End of Your Role 166187
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePutting the Book to Bed 166187
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseRepro Copy 166187
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePricing of a Book 167188
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMarketing Your Book 169190
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseAuthor Frustrations 169190
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseAdvertising Your Book 170191
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseBook Contracts 170191
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe \sl Textbook and Academic Authors Association 171192

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseRoyalties 171192

- Writing with a Computer 175196
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseWriting on a Computer 175196
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseTechnology and Writing 175196
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseWriting on a Computer 176197
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFinding Files on Your Hard Drive 177198
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMultiple Versions of Your Work 177198
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseText Editors 178199
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseHandwritten Manuscripts 179200
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseBackups 179200
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseUsing the Cloud 180201

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseWord Processors 181202
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseUsing a Text Editor 184205
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseSpell-Checkers, Grammar Checkers, and the Like 186207
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseWhat Is \TeX and Why Should You Use It? 188209
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Revelation that Is \TeX 188209
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\else\TeX is Not a Word Processor 188209
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseTypesetting Ordinary Prose 188209
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseCompiling a \TeX File 190211
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseDo Not Use a Word Processor 190211
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\else\TeX Preview 190211
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseGraphics in \TeX 191212
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Flexibility of \TeX 191212
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseCreating Graphics 192213
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFront Ends for \TeX 192213
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseDifferent \TeX Outputs 193214
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseSpivak’s Fonts 194215
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\else\LaTeX Macros for Tagging 194215
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseBooks About \TeX 195216
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\else\TeX and the Production Department 195216
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\else\TeX Macros 195216

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseGraphics 196217
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Internet and Electronic Journals 197218
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseWhat About Electronic Publishing? 197218
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseHypertext 198219
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseElectronic Journals 198219
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseOpen Access 198219
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseElectronic-Only Journals 200221
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFree Books on the Internet 200221

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseCollaboration by Email, Uploading, Downloading 201222
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseMathematical Collaboration in Today’s World 202223

- The World of High-Tech Publishing 205226
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Impact of the Internet on Publishing 206227
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseMathematics on the Web 206227
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePosting Your Work on the Web 206227
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePreprint Servers 207228
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsearXiv 207228
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsePosting Papers on arXiv 209230
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseFront for the arXiv 210231
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMany Versions of Your Paper 210231

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseMathSciNet 211232
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elsePersonal Web Pages 214235
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseMathematical Blogs and Related Ideas 215236
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseBlogs 215236
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseBlogs, Chat Rooms, and Wikis 215236
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseHundreds of Collaborators 216237
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMathOverFlow 216237
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elsepolymath 216237
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseMore on Blogs 216237
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseChat Rooms 217238
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseThe Wiki page 217238
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseWikipedia 218239
- \ifnum2>\c@secnumdepth\elseWikiMath 218239

- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elseFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Like 219240
- \ifnum1>\c@secnumdepth\elsePrint-on-Demand Books 223244

- Closing Thoughts 227248
- Bibliography 228249
- Index 229250
- Back Cover Back Cover1265

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