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Dictionary of Mathematicsby Sybil Parker
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THE LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether youre a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of mathematics or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts.
Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Mathematics, Second Edition:
* Has been extensively revised, with 4,000 entries encompassing the language of mathematics and statistics
* Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations
* Provides pronunciations for all terms
* Covers such topics as algebra, analysis, arithmetic, logic and set theory, number theory, probability and statistics, topology, and trigonometry
* Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information
* Is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms – for more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference
Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Mathematics, Second Edition, offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.
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A handy reference based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed. (1994). Defines 4,000 terms in all fields of pure and applied mathematics.
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Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include:
* Pronunciation guide for every term
* Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
* Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more
* A convenient, quick-find format
AUTHORITATIVE--COMPREHENSIVE--CURRENT. Carefully reviewed to ensure its accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Mathematics puts a wealth of essential information at your fingertips. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with science curiosity, this comprehensive resource defines the current language of pure and applied mathematics and gives you a better understanding of the ideas and concepts you need to know. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Mathematics is based on the renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Fifth Edition, the universal reference choice for the international scientific community--researchers, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and writers--and general readers with an interest in science. 4,000 up-to-date entries that fully define the language of mathematics; Based on the world-famous McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Fifth Edition; Covers all fields of pure and applied mathematics, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, logic, and topology; Includes hundreds of synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; Provides pronunciations for all terms; Appendix contains tables of useful data and information.
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Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing.
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