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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235940
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727122 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199235940.001.0001
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

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‘The depth of information provided is admirable’ New Scientist

Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos.

Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible and offer an ideal introduction to the subject. Also included are lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and - new to this edition - tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, and more. This edition contains recommended web links at entry level.

Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

Book.  3079 pages.  179116 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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