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Title: Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences


1
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Mathematical Sciences
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Writers Tools Recommended Reading
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I use three dictionaries almost every day. -
JAMES A. Michener, Writers handbook(1992)
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What is Thesaurus?
  • list of words with similar or related meanings

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Which of parameterize and parametrize is the
    correct spelling?
  • When was the mathematician Abel born and what was
    his nationality?
  • When should you use special and when especial
    ?

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Benefits
  • Using the word with right shade of meaning
  • Check spelling and usage
  • Finding encyclopedic information

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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Most Authoritative Dictionary
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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) The Oxford
English Dictionary (OED) is a comprehensive
multi-volume dictionary published by the Oxford
University Press. Generally regarded as the
definitive dictionary of Modern English, it
defines around 500,000 headwords and includes
some 2.5 million illustrative quotations.
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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Websters New Dictionary
  • Merriam-Webster http//www.m-w.com/dictionary.
    htm
  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English
    Language
  • Random House Unabridged Dictionary
  • New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • The Longman Dictionary of the English Language
  • Extensive collection of notes on usage ,
    synonyms and word history.
  • Extensive encyclopedic entiries.

10
Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Order of definitions
  • Etymologies
  • Scientific and technical vocabulary
  • Up-to-date vocabulary
  • British versus American spelling usage

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Order of definitions

Historical Sequence in OED and Merriam-Websters
Collegiate
FOR Example!
Nice in Merriam-Websters 1-showing fastidious
or finicky tastes 2-Pleasing , agreeable
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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Etymologies

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FOR Example!
OK in Merriam-Websters Etymology abbreviation
of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all
correct
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Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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  • Scientific and technical vocabulary
  • Up-to-date vocabulary
  • British versus American spelling usage

14
Dictionaries and Thesauruses
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General-purpose dictionaries mathematical
science errors
For Example!
Definition of eigenvector a vector that in
one dimension under a given rotational, reflect
ional, expanding, or shrinking operation becomes
a number that is multiple of itself.
Solution!
Dictionaries of mathematics Penguin
dictionary Schwartzmans the Words of
Mathematics
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Usage and Style Guides
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Every writer should own read a guide to English
usage
The best guide
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Testimonials
Zinsser a book that every writer should read at
least once a year
William Zinsser Author/Illustrator Bio William
Zinsser is a writer, editior, and teacher. His
fifteen books include the classic On Writing
Well, which is in the sixth edition, and Writing
to Learn. He lives in New York City.
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Technical Writing Guides
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The best guide
Halmoss essay How to Write Mathematics Essenti
al reading for every mathematicians. Mathematical
writing, editing and refereeing.
Halmoss Automathography begin with this
sentence I like words more than numbers, and I
always did!
Stephen B. Maurer. Advice for undergraduates on
special aspects of writing mathematics
17
General Reading
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William Zinssers Writing with a Word Processor
James A. Micheners Writers Handbook
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Answers to the Questions at the start of the
chapter
Which of parameterize and parametrize is the
correct spelling? When was the mathematician Abel
born and what was his nationality? When should
you use special and when especial ?
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Review of the questions
  • Which of parameterize and parametrize is the
    correct spelling?
  • When was the mathematician Abel born and what was
    his nationality?

Answers
  • Both!
  • From the entry for Abelian group in Collins
    English Dictionary
  • Niels Henrik Abel (1802-29),
    Norwegian Mathematician

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Procedures
  • Highlight any procedural differences from regular
    projects of this type
  • Discuss requirements, benefits, and issues of
    using new procedures

FOR MORE INFO...
List location or contact for procedures document
(or other related documents) here
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This presentation on the web
  • http//cs.sharif.edu/hessam/MathWriting2.ppt
  • http//cs.sharif.edu/farbod/MathWriting2.ppt

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References
  • http//en.wikipedia.org
  • http//fa.wikipedia.org
  • www.amazon.com
  • www.google.com googles web image search
  • www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm (Merriam Websters
    online dictionary)
  • www.aryanpour.com (Aryanpours online dictionary)
  • www.oed.com (Oxford English Dictionary from
    Oxford University Press)

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  • Hessam M. Armandeh
  • hessam_at_cs.sharif.edu
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  • farbod_at_cs.sharif.edu
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