Connectivity example–physical mathematics

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Pedro Reis
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This handout for a workshop on writing a math paper presents three versions of the same paragraph. The writing samples are designed to illustrate how ordering information within sentences can strengthen connectivity between sentences, thus creating flow and making the logic easier to follow. From Pedro Reis’ Undergraduate Seminar in Applied Physical Mathematics at MIT.

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MAA Mathematical Communication ( is a developing collection of resources for engaging students in writing and speaking about mathematics. The site originated in the MIT Department of Mathematics and was expanded through support from an NSF grant.