## Collected Resources

This page contains lists and links to resources useful for undergraduate study (Computing, Study Skills, Mathematical Writing, and Formula Sheets). If you would like to recommend a resource for inclusion of this page please write to the Director of Teaching.

## Computing Resouces

### Python

If you want to use Python on your own machine we recommend downloading Anaconda.

The book *Think Python* by Allen Downey (Green Tea Press) is a useful resource and freely available at.

### Maple

Some Maple training videos are available, produced by Maplesoft.

We also recommend *Problem Solving with Maple: A handbook* by Carl Eberhart, University of Kentucky.

### LaTeX

The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e (or LaTeX 2e in 139 minutes) by Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl is a useful introductory guide.

A quick way to find LaTeX symbolds is Detexify.

A collection of LaTeX-related publications from the AMS is here.

ShareLaTeX and Overleaf can be useful for collaborative writing.

## Study Skills

We recommend undergraduates read and refer to the following:

*How to Study for a Mathematics Degree*by Lara Alcock (Oxford University Press, 2012). An ebook is available from the University Library

*How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics*by Kevin Houston (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Notes on Study Skills (PDF, 47 KB)

## Mathematical and Scientific Writing

We recommend:

- Alley, M. 1996 The craft of scientific writing, Springer
- Day, R.A. 1994 How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, Oryx Press
- Higham, N.J. 1998 Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM
- Kevin Houston, How to Write Mathematics
- Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, Paul M. Roberts, Mathematical Writing (Notes from Stanford University - see especially pp. 1-12)
- Krantz, S.G. 1996 A Primer of Mathematical Writing, American Mathematical Society
- LeBrun, J. 2009 Scientific Writing: Reader and Writer's Guide, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
- Olsen, R. 2015 Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs a Story. University of Chicago Press, Chicago
- Porush, D.A. 1995 A Short Guide to Writing About Science, Harper Collins
- Steenrod, N.E., Halmos, P.R., Schiffer, M.M. and Dieudonne, J. 1973 How to Write Mathematics, American Mathematical Society (This is a classic, but now out of print.)
- Vivaldi, F. 2014, Mathematical Writing, Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series
- Williams, J. M. 2007 Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace (9th edition). Pearson Longman, New York.

## Formula Sheets etc.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics does not provide formula sheets in tests of examinations. The following sheets may be useful as part of day-to-day study and for a list of results to learn.

Greek Alphabet and Other Symbols (PDF, 71 KB)

Standard Integrals (PDF, 92 KB) - table of standard integrals

Standard Results (PDF, 81 KB) - including basic rules of differentiation

Trig Formula (PDF, 49 KB) - table of trigonometric and hyperbolic formulae