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Mathematica Demystified by Jim Hoste

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CHAPTER 11Looking Good

Until now we have focused on doing mathematics with Mathematica, either performing calculations or displaying results, textually or graphically. All of this has been out of context, although we have tried to give examples that relate to problems that might arise in your actual use of Mathematica. But writing mathematics is much more than just displaying a bunch of calculations one after the other. Good mathematical exposition reads much like a good story: there is a beginning, a middle, an end—even a punch line. Care must be taken to introduce all the right ideas in just the right order, with unnecessary details left out. And special attention must often be given to notation, which should be sufficient to describe the objects ...

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