Mathematics Style and Ethics

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Style Guides and Math Writing Resources

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Author Resource Center-

American Mathematical Society Author Handbook-

Mathematics into Type by Ellen Swanson (Updated 1999)-

Author Resources for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)-

MAA Mathematical Communication-


Ethics in Mathematics

Proven theorems and mathematical definitions are considered part of the public domain.  This practice is necessary for the advancement of the field of mathematics.  Public domain status means these theorems and definitions are available for use by anyone.   Nevertheless, public domain status does not obviate the need to acknowledge the contribution of the original authors of the theorem.  Ethical practice demands that scholars acknowledge the work and contributions of others regardless of how that work is used.  

American Mathematical Society Ethical Guidelines-



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