Home Books Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Mathematics
  • Format
  • Authored by: James Tanton, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 1438110081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-1008-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 510
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 576


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 150 photographs and illustrations cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this area of science. In order to provide a well-rounded, completely accessible reference, the author worked closely with teachers of all levels in developing subject material and a sound understanding of mathematical concepts, and on teaching analytical thinking.

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—such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, combinatorics, numbers, logic, calculus, and statistics—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.

Essay entries include:

  • Arabic mathematics
  • Babylonian mathematics
  • Egyptian mathematics
  • Mayan mathematics
  • Number systems
  • History of calculus
  • History of functions
  • History of geometry
  • History of trigonometry
  • Indian mathematics.

Biographical entries include:

  • Georg Cantor
  • Descartes
  • Euclid
  • Fibonacci
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • David Hilbert
  • Pythagoras
  • Brook Taylor
  • John Von Neumann
  • Zeno of Elea.



Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World AlmanacĀ® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources