Introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; traces the development of modern mathematics; explains essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describes the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, music, and more. Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems. Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research. Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more. Traces the history and development of modern mathematics. Profiles more than ninety-five mathematicians who influenced those working today. Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines. Includes bibliographies, cross-references, and a comprehensive index.
A survey of the results of mathematics. Describes mathematical interrelations as briefly and precisely as possible. Provides access to the specialist literature for as many readers as possible. Colours are used extensively to help the reader. Important definitions and groups of formulae are on a yellow background, examples on blue, and theorems on red.
A comprehensive encyclopedia with over 450 scholarly articles, divided into three broad subjects: introductory articles, physics subjects, and related mathematics subjects. Each article includes a thorough bibliography.
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