A concise dictionary of mathematics

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Mathematics - 203 pages
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This invaluable resource will guide general readers, as well as students, through the often bewildering maze of equations and theorems encountered within the mathematical world. Providing succinct definitions and clear explanations to a wealth of terms,A Concise Oxford Dictionary ofMathematicsalso enables readers to make new discoveries as they browse and check cross-references. Along with serving as a trustworthy guide to the concepts and terminology of all those topics covered in pure mathematics courses today, it also contains entries on mathematics of more general interest and short biographical sketches of the great mathematicians. Explanatory figures and diagrams complement the text, making this reference volume all the more indispensable.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
19
Section 5
32
Section 6
68
Section 7
83
Section 8
84
Section 12
99
Section 13
104
Section 14
125
Section 15
144
Section 16
159
Section 17
174
Section 18
184
Section 19
189

Section 9
85
Section 10
90
Section 11
95
Section 20
205
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About the author (1990)


About the Author:
Christopher Clapham is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen.

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