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You are not logged in. #1 20070919 14:47:47
Conclusive wordsWhen writing a proof, I often tend to repeat words a lot. In a 6 line proof, I once counted "there must be" 9 times. To have some variety, try to add to the list. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20070919 16:21:46
Re: Conclusive wordsAccordingly "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20070920 00:06:53
Re: Conclusive wordsLast edited by JaneFairfax (20070921 06:48:00) #7 20070920 01:20:43
Re: Conclusive wordsSymbols are typically best avoided and besides, they mean "then" and "therefore", so there is no difference. Let does not seem to be a word you would use to conclude something, can you give an example Jane? And I've never heard of the word "thence", good find. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #9 20070920 02:50:10
Re: Conclusive wordsI wouldn't include "Let" in that list. That's more of a defining word. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. 