Encyclopedia of Mathematics

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Facts On File, Incorporated, 2005 - Electronic books - 568 pages
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Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia designed for high school through early college students. More than 1,000 entries, numerous essays, and more than 125 photographs and illustrations cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this "new" area of science. This valuable resource unites disparate ideas and provides the meaning, history, context, and relevance behind each one. The easy-to-use format makes finding straightforward and natural answers to questions within arithmetic simple. Encyclopedia of Mathematics also gives historical context to mathematical concepts, with entries discussing ancient Arabic, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, and Mayan mathematics, as well as entries providing biographical descriptions of important people in the development of mathematics.

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User Review  - DianaMcKay - LibraryThing

'...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 Read full review

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