A Mathematician's Survival Guide

A Mathematician's Survival Guide

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When you are a young mathematician, graduate school marks the first step toward a career in mathematics. During this period, you will make important decisions which will affect the rest of your career. Here now is a detailed guide to help you navigate graduate school and the years that follow. In his inimitable and forthright style, Steven Krantz addresses the major issues of graduate school, including choosing a program, passing the qualifying exams, finding an advisor, writing a thesis, and getting your first job. As with his earlier guide, How to Teach Mathematics, he avoids generalities, giving clear advice on how to handle real situations. The book also contains a description of the basic elements of a mathematical education, as well as a glossary and appendices on the structure of a typical department and university and the standard academic ranks. Steven G. Krantz is an accomplished mathematician and an award-winning author. He has published 130 research articles and 45 books. He has worked in many different types of mathematics departments, supervised both masters and doctoral students, and is currently the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis.And this is what a thesis defense is for. The student really does not merit a Ph.D. and the plug gets pulled. The good news is that such a student is usually allowed to re-assemble forces and make a new presentation; things usually go fine theanbsp;...

Title:A Mathematician's Survival Guide
Author:Steven George Krantz
Publisher:American Mathematical Soc. - 2003


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