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The Use of Symbols: A Case Study

The Use of Symbols: A Case Study by Leonard Gillman, is the appendix to Gillman’s booklet Writing Mathematics Well: A Manual for Authors, published by the MAA in 1987. Gillman writes, “In this appendix, I take a symbol-laden article and show how it can be drastically simplified…one can appreciate the simplification even without keeping track of the mathematical details.”

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