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Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Mathematics

by James Stuart Tanton


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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

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ISBN-13: 9780816051243
Publisher: Facts
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Science Encyclopedia Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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