As a student working on my first academic publication, I have a ton of questions specifically about writing about math. For example:
- When should I state the full theorem rather than just its name and a reference?
- When I have multiple references for a theorem, should I cite the oldest one or the one that I find most helpful?
- When should I call something a theorem, corollary, or proposition?
- If I am using the first half of someone else's proof to prove something else, how should I credit them?
There might be some general advice on these issues on several websites, but I am looking for a place where I can give some context on my specific problem and ask those questions in that context. The answers would probably be opinion-based, but nonetheless valuable to me.
I am not sure whether to take those questions. There is writing.stackexchange.com, but the focus seems to be on writing fiction. Then there is also academia.stackexchange.com of which I haven't quite figured out its purpose. Since my questions are specifically about mathematical writing, I would think that the crowd on math.SE is the one that can offer the most helpful advice, but math.SE doesn't seem to be right platform for this.