[OS X TeX] Intrinsic tensors

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat May 31 15:38:01 CEST 2014

On May 31, 2014, at 2:27 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> Alain's query raises a point I think is very important. Those of us  
> now in our advanced years were educated when it was not always easy  
> to disseminate work which was incomplete or excursive, however  
> original. Documents, sometimes handwritten, sometimes typed in  
> pseudo-math mode,  survive in some cases in the form of "lecture  
> notes" that are highly valued by experts, copied  only to their  
> students, and therefore at risk of being lost to future generations  
> of mathematicians outside the mainstream. I think those of our  
> generation should do what they can to preserve those lecture notes  
> by publishing them as pdf web documents with added commentaries and  
> links to  later relevant work so that mathematical history may  
> benefit from our soon-to-be extinct knowledge. In most cases, this  
> will require a scan of the original plus annotations.

And therein lies the difficulty. I once tried to scan my very first  
book---from the time we thought "small presses" were a godsend which  
they were but short-lived---and thought I would die of boredom. It was  
a bit the same as with running on a treadmill and I gave up the one as  
I had the other.

Best regards

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