The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

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This definitive, hands-on reference source is "a masterpiece" (New Scientist)

Considered the standard quick-reference tool for students of mathematics, The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics has been completely revised, updated, and expanded. It now includes:

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Overview

This definitive, hands-on reference source is "a masterpiece" (New Scientist)

Considered the standard quick-reference tool for students of mathematics, The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics has been completely revised, updated, and expanded. It now includes:

* over 3,000 headwords, fully cross-referenced and with approp-riate diagrams
* entries that cover all branches of pure and applied mathematics
* biographies of over 200 key figures in mathematics
* over 350 new entries on the latest topics such as chaos, fractals, and graph theory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140513424
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Reference Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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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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