Origins of Mathematical Words (BOK)

Anthony Lo Bello

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Do you ever wonder about the origins of mathematical terms such as ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? Here Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of these and better-known words like asymmetric, gradient, and average. He provides Greek, Latin, and Arabic text in its original form to enhance each explanation. This sophisticated, one-of-a-kind reference for mathematicians and word lovers is based on decades of the author's painstaking research and work. Origins of Mathematical Words supplies definitions for words such as conchoid (a shell-shaped curve derived from the Greek noun for "mussel") and zenith (Arabic for "way overhead"), as well as approximation (from the Latin proximus, meaning "nearest"). These and hundreds of other terms wait to be discovered within the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Anthony Lo Bello
John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 9781421410982
Antall sider 370 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 556 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd