In my background section, I have a subsection which explains ideas from research papers that my supervisor has previously published.
Basically in my thesis, I build upon these ideas and so I have a few pages in the background section which goes into the detail about the previous work.
At the start of the subsection I wrote "The following section provides a recap of the ideas that are presented in (citation)."
A lot of it I paraphrased, but some things including definitions and equations I want to copy word for word.
Is this allowed and if it what is the right way of going about it?
It is a good idea to cite the paper at the beginning of the subsection once or would I need to cite it multiple times?