The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics / Edition 3

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Overview

From algebra to number theory, statistics to mechanics, this versatile and completely updated reference takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics. Features include:

  • More than 3,200 cross-referenced entries, supported by dozens of explanatory diagrams
  • Expanded, up-to-date sections on such topics as chaos, fractals,
    and graph theory
  • Biographies of more than 200 key figures in mathematics
  • Comprehensive coverage of subjects taught in both high school and college
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141010779
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2003
  • Series: Dictionary, Penguin Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,264,290
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

David Nelson, born in 1938, was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School, Cheshire, and won an open mathematical scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge. After postgraduate work in mathematical logic at Cambridge and Bristol universities, he entered the teaching profession. He has published papers in mathematical journals and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Since 1981 he has been a Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester specializing in mathematics education and the history of mathematics. His recent publications include Extension of Calculus and Multicultural Mathematics. He has lectured in Poland, Italy and France, and in 1995, at the invitation of the State Education Committee of the People's Republic of China, organised and led a three week National Seminar on Mathematics Education to initiate reform of the Chinese national mathematics curriculum.

His main recreations are playing the flute and piano, gardening and squash. His wife, Gillian is a writer and they have three small children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    ...is this out of print?

    this book explains many concepts in a very digestable way.., I'm hoping it hasn't gone the way of so many other Mathematics Dictionaries in the last few years, good books with good illustration - out of print!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    Nifty

    It's great if you are delving into material at a rapid pace and thus don't have the time to completely remember certain notions untill you formally learn them. I take this thing everywhere with me! It is great and small and perfect for an acceling beginning undergrad or even a pretty advanced high schooler. It does lack a lot of advanced definitions though, such as anything about most of the clay mathematics millenium problems

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