Don’t Compute in Public

Don’t Compute in Public

Take 1

While you professor may expect you to “show all work” for homework or tests, this is not necessary for mathematical talks. Such computations take up valuable time and seem tedious.

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Take 2

If your presentation requires a certain amount of routine computations, just remind the audience of the techniques used and then give the result. For example, do not show the computation of an eigenvalue.

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