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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics
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Christopher Clapham James Nicholson (Durham University)
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Christopher Clapham James Nicholson (Durham University)


9780199679591

Oxford University Press


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Mathematics & Sciences;
Mathematics


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544 pages

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Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

Readership: Students and teachers of mathematics at school and university level, and those in the related fields of statistics and economics.

By:   Christopher Clapham, James Nicholson (Durham University)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   5th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   394g
ISBN:   9780199679591
ISBN 10:   0199679592
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   June 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PREFACE ; DICTIONARY ; APPENDICES

James Nicholson has a mathematics degree from Cambridge, and taught at Harrow School for twelve years before becoming Head of Mathematics at Belfast Royal Academy in 1990. He lives in Belfast, but now works mostly with the School of Education at Durham University. He is the author of two A level Statistics texts, two GCSE Mathematics revision guides and a contributing author for a number of other mathematics textbooks. Christopher Clapham wrote the first and second editions of this dictionary. Until 1993 he was Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen. His publications include Introduction to Abstract Algebra and Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.

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