A Mathematician's Survival Guide

PDF EBook by Steven G. Krantz

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This is the second guide from Krantz which I've read (the first was How to Teach Mathematics), and I must say that I was once again impressed. A Mathematician's Survival Guide PDF EBook As a third year graduate student, experience under my belt has allowed me to already be aware of a third of the advice he delivered (e.g. passing prelims, choosing an advisor, graduate fellowships), but the counsel he provided for upcoming events was very useful.Overall, I was very motivated by his words of wisdom. I really liked his advice on speaking to an advisor about thesis topics, what to do when you cannot solve your thesis problem, and what to do when things do not go as planned. I really enjoyed reading advice on what happens after PhD graduation and the reality of the job market. Even though I have already discussed these topics with my own advisor and other students, it was good reading it as reinforcement and as a reminder. I do wish I read this book PRIOR to entering graduate school (like as a graduate- PDFschool-bound senior) because I would've felt more comfortable starting graduate school with a better idea of what I was getting myself into. I highly suggest graduate school prospects to take a look at the chapter "What I need to know for graduate school"—which provides a nice summary/list of topics in various fields of mathematics which show up in many first year courses and qualifying exams. Like this book? Read online this: The Graduate's Survival Guide (Book & DVD), The Ultimate Survival Guide.

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