Topic outline

  • PS Formal Modeling (SS 2021)

    326.007, Wednesday, 17:15-18:45, Start: March 10, 2021

    We discuss the formal modeling of mathematical problems that are amenable to algorithms and software from symbolic computation; the models are based on the language of algebra and logic. In the accompanying lecture we discuss examples from various application domains. In this proseminar students are expected to model selected problems and demonstrate their results in the form of small papers and presentations.

    The seminar will take place (completely or partially) in digital form via Zoom Meetings, see the link below.

    Zoom Meeting
    Meeting-ID: 959 2298 2482 Password: ..modeling

  • Organization

    Every student chooses a formal modeling topic that (s)he elaborates. Grading is based on a short paper and a presentation. It is also possible to choose a topic and elaborate it as a bachelor thesis. In addition we will discuss the practice of mathematical research.

    Preliminary Schedule

    • March 10:
      • Presentation of proseminar topics.
    • March 17:
      • Wolfgang Schreiner: How (not) to use LaTeX.
    • March 24:
      • Carsten Schneider: How to write a mathematical paper.
    • April 28:
      • Wolfgang Windsteiger: How to give a mathematical talk.
    • March - June:
      • Individual meetings.
    • June 16 (if necessary, also additional dates):
      • Presentations

  • How (Not) to Use LaTeX

  • How to Write a Mathematical Paper

    Some general remarks:
    • Every author has her/his own style and preferences how to write an article.
    • The structure strongly depends on the topic/message of the article.

    => There is no final word how one should write a mathematical article...

    In the prepared slides the following aspects are elaborated:
    • The general form using latex (with the LNCS-style)
    • How to write the mathematical content (just math!)
    • Presenting the main content (with explanations)
    • General/personal hints/tips

    The following files (popping up in the slides) might be useful to start writing your own article:

    The presentation can watched via

  • How to Give a Mathematical Talk

  • Assignments