Encompassing every mathematical term and concept of interest, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Fourth Edition conveys information to students and general readers in a proven, accessible format. This fourth edition contains approximately 320 new entries, dozens of new line illustrations, new pronunciation symbols, a list of websites, and a bibliography. Current entries and back matter have been revised as needed. Relating significant information in a non-specialist manner, this dictionary is an invaluable resource.
New entries include:
* Antiderivative * Complexity theory * Echelon matrix * Framework * Global positioning system (GPS) * Hectare * Jacobian * Metric * Quadric cone * Zero function * and more.
About the Authors
John Daintith is editor and contributor to many reference books, including eight recent dictionaries in the Facts On File Science Dictionary series.
Richard Rennie was formerly a research worker in theoretical physics. He is a science writer and editor and has contributed to a number of reference books, including the Oxford Dictionary of Physics and The Facts On File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics, from Facts On File. He lives in Cambridge, England.