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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics : Oxford Paperback Reference - Christopher Clapham

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Oxford Paperback Reference

Paperback Published: 22nd May 2014
ISBN: 9780199679591
Number Of Pages: 544

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Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 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. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic.

Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more.

This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. 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.

Readership: Students and teachers of mathematics at school and university level, and those in the related fields of statistics and economics.

Preface

Dictionary

Appendices

ISBN: 9780199679591
ISBN-10: 0199679592
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 22nd May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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