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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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Aimed at high school and college students, this encyclopedia not only covers recent discoveries and basic terms, but also explains the importance of mathematics to society. In addition to entries on such topics as complex numbers, Greek mathematics, Pythagoras, and infinity, the text includes six essays that discuss the evolution of algebra and equations, calculus, functions, geometry, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. The appendices include bibliographies, a list of web resources, a chronology of notable discoveries, and a list of mathematics associations. Tanton is the founding director of St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Aimed at high school and college students, this encyclopedia not only covers recent discoveries and basic terms, but also explains the importance of mathematics to society. In addition to entries on such topics as complex numbers, Greek mathematics, Pythagoras, and infinity, the text includes six essays that discuss the evolution of algebra and equations, calculus, functions, geometry, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. The appendices include bibliographies, a list of web resources, a chronology of notable discoveries, and a list of mathematics associations. Tanton is the founding director of St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816051243
Author:
Tanton, James Stuart
Publisher:
Facts on File
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Mathematics-Reference
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
11.20x8.52x1.25 in. 3.48 lbs.

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