The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Mathematics

by Oxford University Press, Christopher Clapham
     
 

This invaluable resource will guide general readers, as well as students, through the often bewildering maze of equations and theorems encountered within the mathematical universe. Nearly 1,000 entries have been added for this new edition covering everything from pure and applied mathematics to statistics. Also included are entries on mathematics of more general

Overview

This invaluable resource will guide general readers, as well as students, through the often bewildering maze of equations and theorems encountered within the mathematical universe. Nearly 1,000 entries have been added for this new edition covering everything from pure and applied mathematics to statistics. Also included are entries on mathematics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Providing succinct definitions and clear explanations to a wealth of terms, A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics also enables readers to make new discoveries as they browse and check cross-references.
With explanatory figures, diagrams, and tables for ready reference to compliment the text, clear and precise definitions, with helpful examples, of a wide range of mathematical terms and concepts, and brief biographical sketches of the great mathematicians, this comprehensive dictionary will serve as an indispensable and trustworthy guide to the dynamic world of mathematics.

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"The style encourages browsing and a desire to find out more about the topics discussed."—Mathematica

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192800411
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/16/1996
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Clapham is a former Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Aberdeen University.

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