This guide introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; traces the development of modern mathematics; explains essential terms and concepts; examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describes achievements of famous mathematicians; and explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music.
Jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics.
Contains over 2,000 entries on all aspects of statistics including terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field.
Provides definitions of all the units, prefixes, and styling of the SystÃ¨me International (SI), as well as industry-specific and traditional terms currently in use.