The Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is the most up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive English-language work of reference in mathematics which exists today. With over 7,000 articles from 'A-integral' to 'Zygmund Class of Functions', supplemented with a wealth of complementary information, and an index volume providing thorough cross-referencing of entries of related interest, the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics offers an immediate source of reference to mathematical definitions, concepts, explanations, surveys, examples, terminology and methods. The depth and breadth of content and the straightforward, careful presentation of the information, with the emphasis on accessibility, makes the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics an immensely useful tool for all mathematicians and other scientists who use, or are confronted by, mathematics in their work. The Enclyclopaedia of Mathematics provides, without doubt, a reference source of mathematical knowledge which is unsurpassed in value and usefulness. It can be highly recommended for use in libraries of universities, research institutes, colleges and even schools.
This is the first of several supplementary volumes to the original ten-volume (published in translation in 1995); the supplements are planned to take the whole project closer to the ultimate aim of absolute completeness, and together they will encompass a good portion of the "top 40" list of topics that still need coverage. This volume begins with and ends with . It contains its own indexing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
**** An unabridged reprint of the original ten-volume hardbound edition published between 1988 and 1994 (and cited in the Supplement to Sheehy), itself an updated and annotated translation of the Soviet Mathematical Encyclopedia published by Soviet Encyclopedia Publishing House between 1977 and 1985. The articles are of three kinds: accessible, survey-type articles that deal with the various main directions in mathematics; more expert-oriented, medium-length articles that contain more detailed, concrete problems, results, and techniques; and short (reference) definitions. Most articles were specially written for the Soviet encyclopedia, and practically all contain a list of references. The sixth volume is a detailed, cross- referenced, comprehensive index by subject and name. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The publication of the English edition of the Soviet Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is an important event. I looked at several entries in my own field of algebra and found the articles authoritative, well organized, and lucidly written. The volumes will be of great help to anyone interested in mathematics"
K.A. Hirsch, Professor Emerius, Queen Mary College, London.
"The articles are well written (and) authoritative... all large academic libraries should hve (the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics)."
Choice, June 1988.
"Not a text to read from cover to cover (though one is tempted?), but a fascinating and invaluable reference book, which should be on every library's shelves. Highly recommended."
Mathematik, Vol.25, 1988.