Encyclopedia of Mathematics
"Featuring more than 800 cross-referenced entries, the encyclopedia includes six essays, interspersed throughout the text, that discuss the evolution of algebra and equations, calculus, functions, geometry, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. The encyclopedia also includes three helpful appendixes - bibliographies and Web resources, a chronology of notable discoveries in mathematics, and an extensive list of associations that provide information about mathematics - as well as a comprehensive index." "Encyclopedia of Mathematics is an indispensable resource that will meet the specific demands of students, interested laypeople, and professionals who need accurate and straightforward information on historical or current issues in mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.
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'...excellent job of providing clear, interesting, and easily understood entries. More than a listing of definitions, this work attempts to provide a sense of meaning and context to mathematical ideas.' J. A. Kremer Fairfield University. Choice, 2/1/2006