CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Eric W. Weisstein

November 25, 1998 by CRC Press
Reference - 1984 Pages
ISBN 9780849396403 - CAT# 9640

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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.