Writing mathematics

Math­e­mat­ics has its own par­tic­u­lar con­ven­tions and rules when it comes to writ­ing. There have been sev­eral attempts to write them down. The most famous is Halmos’s excel­lent essay “How to write math­e­mat­ics”. Other good sources of advice are the fol­low­ing two books:

(I reviewed these two books in the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Jour­nal of Sta­tis­tics a few years ago.)

But if you just want a quick sum­mary, I rec­om­mend Dave Richeson’s blog entry “The nuts and bolts of writ­ing math­e­mat­ics”.


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