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Название: A mathematician's survival guide: Graduate school and early career development
Автор: Krantz S.G.
Graduate school marks the first step toward a career in mathematics for young mathematicians. During this period, they make important decisions which will affect the rest of their careers. Here now is a detailed guide to help students navigate graduate school and the years that follow.
In his inimitable and forthright style, Steven Krantz addresses the major issues of graduate school, including choosing a program, passing the qualifying exams, finding an advisor, writing a thesis, and getting that first job. As with his earlier guide, How to Teach Mathematics, he avoids generalities, giving clear advice on how to handle real situations. The book also contains a description of the basic elements of a mathematical education, as well as a glossary and appendices on the structure of a typical department and university and the standard academic ranks.
Steven G. Krantz is an accomplished mathematician and an award-winning author. He has published 130 research articles and 45 books. He has worked in many different types of mathematics departments, supervised both masters and doctoral students, and is currently the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
47 98 68 47 , flavors of67 , learning of68 , obtaining the software68 , use of67 for the foreign language exam46 128 69 AAUP95 Ability to perform graduate-level work9 Ability to teach26 Abstract algebra10 Academic integrity86 Academic integrity for graduate students86 Academic integrity, Princeton style86 Academic jobs95 Academic ranks197 Accelerated undergraduates11 Actuarial industry107 Actuary11 Adjuncts197 Administrative structure of a mathematics department191 Administrative structure of a university191 Admissions notification date23 Adobe 69 Advanced graduate students5 Advisor getting jobs for several students84 Advisor, Part Zero33 Advisor, pre-thesis33 Advisor, preliminary33 Aerospace Corporation106 African — American students25 Algebra at Stanford18 Algebra, elements of158 Ambition to be endowed Chair130 American Association of University Professors95 American Mathematical 47 American Mathematical Society47 American Statistical Association47 AMS Cover Sheet98 AMS Employment Center100 AMS Employment Center, interviewers at101 AMS Employment Center, success in generating offers102 Analysis at Harvard18 Application deadline21 Application dossier, extra materials23 Application essay23 Application essay, maudlin or sappy23 Application to graduate school, confirming22 Application to graduate school, cost of21 Application, punctuality of23 Applications, screening of21 Applied math at Courant18 Applied mathematics11 Applying online20 Area of study, choosing79 Assistant Deans193 Assistant Professor, life of111 Assistant professors198 Assistant Professors as thesis advisors58 Assistant Professors should not write books113 Associate Deans193 Associate professors198 Associate Professors as thesis advisors58 Association for Women in Mathematics47 Auditing classes36 Automotive industry108 Baccalaureate in December24 Basic classes at Princeton18 Battling your way back up the ranks130 Beasts of burden46 Being a successful mathematician126 Benefits associated with your job104 Benefits of getting a problem from a senior mathematician60 Bergman Prize holders81 Berkeley system for finding an advisor54 Bochner, Salomon46 Bought the barn, may as well paint it129 Brain, banging it63 Brain, stretching it63 Calculus, when people take11 Career office109 Census Bureau107 Central areas of mathematics9 Chairperson of the math department4 Chairperson vg. Head193 Chairperson, Dean selects193 Chairperson, Department vote for193 Chairperson, usually a full Professor193 Chairperson, who qualifies for193 Chairperson, who selects193 Changing thesis advisors56 Changing universities24 Child prodigy as mathematician81 Choosing a graduate school7 Coherent body of scholarly work114 Collaboration is like a marriage127 Collaborators127 Collaborators, prevalence of127 Collaborators, value of127 Collecting degrees132 College catalog18 College guides from Borders18 Colloquium44 Colloquium talk, structure of45 Communications skills36 Competition at the thesis level83 Competition over jobs85 Competition with fellow graduate students83 Complex analysis10 Complex analysis, elements of144 Composition of a math department201 Computer science11 Concentration on teaching125 Concerns of Young Mathematicians116 Concrete examples, value of65 Confidentiality of salaries124 Consult experienced faculty19 consulting123 Corel 69 Course on how to teach49 Course requirement3536 Courses without coursework36 Courses, which to take35 Criteria for graduate admissions17 Cross-fertilization of mathematical areas166 Cross-fertilization of teaching and research125 Curricular preparation10 CYM116 Daniel Wagner Associates106 Data Mining107 Deans, types of192 December baccalaureate24 Deductive vs. inductive method65 Denial of tenure130 Department Chairpersons193 Departmental caution about English ability26 Departmental Office Manager103 Departmental service as tenure criterion112 Departmental staff51 Departmental staff, services they can provide51 Departmental staff, who is on51 Departmental tea44 Departments tenured up202 Depression for the mathematician131 Dickson Instructor ships96 Difficulty with your advisor over ideas63
Dinner after the colloquium45 Disenchantment with research125 Dishonesty of mathematics professionals87 Doing mathematics, the process of66 Dream schools20 Dynamical systems10 Early graduation24 Educational Testing Service10 Endowed research Instructorships96 Energetic collaborators126 English ability26 English ability and getting a job27 English ability, lack of and end of mathematical career27 English facility and ability to teach27 English, you must learn27 Entertainment5 Essential mathematics is not written down65 Everyone else is succeeding80 Excellent grades9 Excellent teaching as tenure criterion112 Faculty diversity25 Faculty salaries121 Fallback schools20 Fellow graduate students, learning from43 Fields Medalists81 Filming of your teaching50 Filtering applicants to graduate school12 Financial aid office29 Financial aid, sources of29 Financial declaration for graduate school28 Financial support in graduate school48 Find the hottest professor around and work for him/her54 Finding a thesis advisor by asking someone cold56 Finding a thesis advisor by reading some papers56 Finding a thesis advisor through advanced classes55 Finding a thesis advisor through oral exams55 Finding a thesis advisor through reading courses55 Finding a thesis advisor through seminars55 Finding a thesis advisor, methods for55 Finding a thesis problem59 Finding a thesis problem through reading60 Finding a thesis problem with help59 Finding a thesis problem yourself59 Finding a thesis; advisor before taking the quals54 First day of graduate school3 Focus your work and burrow deeply114 Focusing your attentions80 Foreign language exam, waiving of47 Foreign language requirement45 Four-year colleges, emphasis on teaching97 Four-year colleges, Instructorships at97 Four-year colleges, jobs at97 Four-year colleges, number of jobs at105 Four-year colleges, tenure-track jobs at97 Fox sniff23 Fraternization, rules against89 Free ride in graduate school48 French, German, and Russian for the foreign language exam45 General Electric106 Generosity in mathematical practice88 Genome Project107 Geometry10 Geometry/topology, elements of149 Getting advice36 Getting around to doing research126 Getting fired by your thesis advisor85 Getting people to serve on your thesis committee70 Getting your degree at another university24 Go to the best school you can get into54 Going to conferences5 Golden Parachute programs203 Good instructors5 Good thesis advisors5 Grades17 Graduate Chairperson4193 Graduate classes, effort to expend on37 Graduate classes, level of work required37 Graduate classes, performance expected37 Graduate classes, work expected37 Graduate Committee4 Graduate Director4 Graduate education, duration4 Graduate faculty58 Graduate program, attrition rate in78 Graduate program, mathematical reasons for quitting79 Graduate program, personal reasons for quitting78 Graduate program, quitting78 Graduate Record Exam101216 Graduate school as a mistake131 Graduate school checklist205 Graduate school, deciding to return to79 Graduate school, financial support28 Graduate school, getting thrown out of78 Graduate school, hell on wheels in42 Graduate school, living stipend28 Graduate school, M.D. student in38 Graduate school, paying for27 Graduate school, qualifications for22 Graduate school, tuition for28 Graphics in the thesis6869 GRE101216 GRE has two parts17 GRE, perfect score on17 Group photograph3 Gupta fiasco12 Handbook for writing the thesis69 Harvard Graphics69 Harvard University, no Associate Professors at129 Health insurance29 Health insurance, paying for29 Hedrick Instructorships96 Helping each other study for the quals83 Hewlett — Packard106 Hiring someone to type your thesis67 Holding an outside job while a student75 Hours outside class for each hour inside38 How different areas of mathematics fit together165 How much work and how much play43 How the thesis advisor selects a problem57 Hughes Aircraft106 I don’t seem to know anything79 Ideas, restructuring of64 Impostor syndrome131 Improving your teaching, assistance in49 Inductive vs. deductive method65 Industrial jobs and thesis advisors109 Institute for Defense Analyses106 Institute of Mathematical Statistics47 Instructor positions96 instructors197 Instructorship, interview not required for101 Intellectual development beyond the thesis94 International reputation, establishing an113 International students vs. American students43 International students, better prepared43 International students, comparing yourself with43 International students, with Master’s thesis in hand43 Intimacy with colleagues88 Intimacy with the staff89 Intimacy with undergraduates88 Introduce yourself to senior faculty112 Isolation and depression131 Japanese for the foreign language exam46 Job applications98 Job applications, number to submit102 Job gotten with a phone call98 Job interview center109 Job interviews101 Job offer, accepting103 Job offer, getting103