# A Math-Based Writing System for EngineersPart I Primer: The Elements of Sentence Algebra

A Math-Based Writing System for Engineers: Part I Primer: The Elements of Sentence Algebra [Part I Chapters 2 through 8 present the “grammar” of math-based writing that I call sentence algebra. In Part I, we will use the sentence algebra system to investigate sentences as if they were little message-carrying machines that can be modeled with functional equations. In these equations, up to eight different algebraic variables represent the machines’ components. The equations themselves record how each machine’s components are arranged and interconnected so that they operate together to accomplish the work of message encoding (by writers), transmission (via documents), and communication (to readers, who then decode the message text). After you complete the Part I chapters, when you write a sentence and see it on the page or screen or when you read a sentence written by someone else, you should be able to understand technically how that sentence works beneath its surface.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

# A Math-Based Writing System for EngineersPart I Primer: The Elements of Sentence Algebra

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-10754-3
Pages
7 –15
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10756-7_2
Publisher site
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### Abstract

[Part I Chapters 2 through 8 present the “grammar” of math-based writing that I call sentence algebra. In Part I, we will use the sentence algebra system to investigate sentences as if they were little message-carrying machines that can be modeled with functional equations. In these equations, up to eight different algebraic variables represent the machines’ components. The equations themselves record how each machine’s components are arranged and interconnected so that they operate together to accomplish the work of message encoding (by writers), transmission (via documents), and communication (to readers, who then decode the message text). After you complete the Part I chapters, when you write a sentence and see it on the page or screen or when you read a sentence written by someone else, you should be able to understand technically how that sentence works beneath its surface.]

Published: Oct 1, 2019

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