## The VNR concise encyclopedia of mathematics |

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This is the 1975 edition. There is a later one. I've reviewed that, but I can say this is an excellent reference work for someone studying mathematics at university and beyond.

### Contents

Ancient Egyptian mathematics 22 Geometric forms in architecture and tech | 10 |

Elementary mathematics | 14 |

Fundamental operations on rational numbers | 22 |

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algebraic angle approximation arbitrary axioms axis calculated called Cartesian coordinate system centre circle coefficients Commutative law complex numbers continuous function converges coordinate system corresponding cross-ratio curve defined denoted derivative determined differential equation digits distance division domain of definition elements ellipse equal error example expression factors finite fixed follows formula function f(x geometry given graph hence hyperbola integers integral interval inverse inverse function length linear logarithms mapping mathematics matrix measured method multiplication n-tuple natural numbers normal obtains ordinal numbers pair parabola parallel parameter perpendicular plane point of intersection polynomial positive problem quadratic quadratic equation radius random variable rational functions rational numbers real numbers representation rotation rule segment sequence sides sine rule solution spherical square surface tangent theorem theory transformation triangle trigonometric trigonometric functions vector space vertex x-axis zero