Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations

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Overview

For the first time, a book has brought together in one easily accessible form the best expressed thoughts that are especially illuminating and pertinent to the discipline of mathematics. Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations provides profound, wise, and witty quotes from the most famous to the unknown. You may not find all the quoted "jewels" that exist, but you will definitely a great many of them here. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tools for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from addition to zero.

This book will be a handy reference for the mathematician or scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on mathematics.

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Editorial Reviews

Ian Stewart
... this is a valuable reference that belongs in most mathematical libraries.
Times Higher Education Supplement
Booknews
Collects quotes about math from mathematicians and non- mathematicians alike. The quotes are divided among topics such as calculation, analogy, deduction, circle, discovery, pi, reasoning, map, parabola, and topology. Thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Winston Churchill to Buzz Lightyear and Henry David Thoreau hold forth on their perspectives of math. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750305037
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Speaking Series
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Addition
Algebra
Analysis
Analyst
Arithmetic
Asymptotes
Binary
Binomial
Calculation
Calculus
Circle
Class
Common sense
Computers
Conic sections
Decimals
Deduction
Defined
Derivative
Differential
Differential equation
Dimension
Discovery
Divergence
Elliptical
Equation
Error
Euclid
Fibonacci
Field
Figures
Formula
Function
Geometer
Geometry
Hyperbola
Hypothesis
Induction
Infinite: Divergent series
Infinite series
Integers
Integration
Limit
Line
Logarithm
Logic
Map
Mathematical
Mathematical writing
Mathematician
Mathematics
Maximum and minimum
Method
Moebius strip
Multiplication
Numbers: Irrational numbers
Transcendental numbers
Observation
Order
Ordinals
Parabola
Parallelogram
Pi
Pi mnemonics
Postulate
Prime
Principle
Probability
Problems
Proof
Pythagoreans
Reasoning
Rectangle
Recursion
Relations
Research
Square
Statistics
Structure
Surface
Symbols
Symmetry
Teaching
Tensor
Theorems
Theory: Theory of functions
Thought
Transitions
Typology
Transform
Triangle
Trigonometry
Truth
Vector
Zero

Bibliography
Subject by author index
Author by subject index
Title by subject index

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