CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics

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  • Offers concise, readable definitions
  • Weaves mathematical connections through the physical sciences
  • Supplies complete bibliographies following each entry
  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the application of mathematics
  • Provides 110,000 cross-references to other topics and sources, including many sites on the Internet - a unique highlight among mathematics books
  • Contains more than 3,000 illustrations, equations, figures, derivations, and graphics
  • Summary

    The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a compendium of mathematical definitions, formulas, figures, tabulations, and references. Its informal style makes it accessible to a broad spectrum of readers with a diverse range of mathematical backgrounds and interests. This fascinating, useful book draws connections to other areas of mathematics and science and demonstrates its actual implementation - providing a highly readable, distinctive text diverging from the all-too-frequent specialized jargon and dry, formal exposition.
    Through its thousands of explicit examples, formulas, and derivations, The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics gives the reader a flavor of the subject without getting lost in minutiae - stimulating his or her thirst for additional information and exploration.
    This book serves as handbook, dictionary, and encyclopedia - extensively cross-linked and cross-referenced, not only to other related entries, but also to resources on the Internet. Standard mathematical references, combined with a few popular ones, are also given at the end of most entries, providing a resource for more reading and exploration.

    Editorial Reviews

    "This extraordinary volume beautifully captures many of the discoveries in mathematics in a readable and authoritative fashion…What is truly exceptional is that this encyclopedia is the product of a single dedicated and talented author…This book is an excellent resource for both teaching and research libraries…"
    -Journal of Mathematical Psychology,March,2000

    "I cannot praise the work too highly: Its vast scope and readability make the encyclopedia a great success."
    - Robert Dickau

    "Impressive...I found it very interesting and spent time reading about a variety of topics for which I had very little background or knowledge...A valuable source of information..."
    - W.E. Schiesser, Lehigh University

    "Users will actually look forward to picking it up… one of the more important tools that will help college students actually grasp important mathematical concepts, written in such a way as to invite students to return to it time and again to discover that they really can understand mathematics and apply its concepts to derive solutions to practical problems."
    -William T. Johnson, E-STREAMS, December 1999