Creating your own LaTeX master notebook

Terrence Tao recommends that all students and mathematicians write down everything they’ve done. For professional mathematicians, this presumbly includes insights into problems they are working on, and perhaps references for interesting things found in papers. Students should write down lecture notes and solutions to exercises. This raises the question of where to write it down … Continue reading “Creating your own LaTeX master notebook”

Some LaTeX beginners’ mistakes and tips

I didn’t post last week and can’t really guarantee consistent posts for the rest of the month; it’s exam period now. Normal service will resume in June. For today, I’m just going to go over a few things that can make early attempts at LaTeX typesetting look much more professional. At my university, there’s virtually … Continue reading “Some LaTeX beginners’ mistakes and tips”

Make time to be bored

The last couple of year, I’ve increasingly scrutinized my relationship wtih technology, and the relationship we seem to cultivate in our culture. We instinctively react to its beeps and buzzes, we whip it out whenever there’s a quite moment, and we sometimes read texts out the corner of our eye during real-life conversations. It can … Continue reading “Make time to be bored”

The mindset for a successful mathematics undergraduate

Hey and welcome to my new blog, where I’ll discuss mathematics I like, study skills, and the lifestyle habits that keep me productive, organized, and stress-free on my academic journey. Mathematics is a famously difficult subject to study at university, so I’m going to kick things off with some general mindset tips for fellow undergraduates … Continue reading “The mindset for a successful mathematics undergraduate”