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The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Fourth Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Carol Gibson
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0947-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $55.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 510.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272

Summary

Praise for the previous editions:
"...makes excellent use of cross references making it quick and easy to find a particular word...line drawings are extremely clear and easy to understand."—Reference Reviews

Encompassing every mathematical term and concept of interest, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Fourth Edition conveys information to students and general readers in a proven, accessible format. This fourth edition contains approximately 320 new entries, dozens of new line illustrations, new pronunciation symbols, a list of websites, and a bibliography. Current entries and back matter have been revised as needed. Relating significant information in a non-specialist manner, this dictionary is an invaluable resource.

New entries include:

  • Antiderivative
  • Complexity theory
  • Echelon matrix
  • Framework
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
  • Hectare
  • Jacobian
  • Metric
  • Quadric cone
  • Zero function
  • and more.

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