I am writing a thesis containing a lot of equations. One problem I am facing is how to label them well enough so that it is easier to refer to them later on. Currently, I tried to name every equation. This method works fine, but it is cumbersome and inefficient. I am wondering whether anyone has a good way to label things. In particular, I am curious how editors label tons of equations in math books. Thank you!
[To a moderator, please allows this question. Labeling equations in a useful way (and not just in such a way that it simply works!) is a very common problem that requires experience or advice. Of course, would be better if the author could pose a question in a more specific fashion but I think throwing it into the bin means introducing a negative selection process. You allow super-specific questions which are easy to formulate nicely but are of interest only to a very, very small number of people. Then you throw away a question that is relevant to literally almost every person on a planet that starts a Ph.D. in subjects such as math or computer science.]