401-0000-99L Communication in Mathematics (Upgrade 2018 → 2019)
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2019|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||This course unit is only for students who got 1 ECTS credit from last year's course unit 401-0000-00L CiM. (Registration now closed.)|
|Abstract||Don't hide your Next Great Theorem behind bad writing.|
This course teaches fundamental communication skills in mathematics: how to write clearly and how to structure mathematical content for different audiences, from theses, to preprints, to personal statements in applications. In addition, the course will help you establish a working knowledge of LaTeX.
|Objective||Knowing how to present written mathematics in a structured and clear manner.|
|Content||Topics covered include:|
- Language conventions and common errors.
- How to write a thesis (more generally, a mathematics paper).
- How to use LaTeX.
- How to write a personal statement for Masters and PhD applications.
|Lecture notes||Full lecture notes will be made available on my website:|
|Prerequisites / Notice||There are no formal mathematical prerequisites.|