Enchiridion: Mathematics User’s Guides


This is great – another of Luke Wolcott’s projects.

User’s guides are written about published or soon-to-be published mathematical research papers, by their authors, in order to provide meta-data and context for the results.  They cover four topics:

Topic 1: Key insights and organizing principles — what is the essence of the paper?
Topic 2: Conceptual metaphors and mental imagery — how should we think about it?
Topic 3: Story of the development — how do you actually get from A to B?
Topic 4: Colloquial summary — how would you explain it to a non-mathematician?


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