The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

Other titles
  • Princeton companion to mathematics
  • Companion to mathematics
Edition
  • 1st edition
Published
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press c2008
Physical description
1 online resource (1057 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-282-76719-4
  • 9786612767197
  • 1-84972-695-7
  • 1-4008-3039-7
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Other format: Also available in print version.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Copyright: Copyright © Princeton University Press 2009 ; 2009
  • English
  • Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Ebrary eBook
  • Description based on title page of print version.
Contents
  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
Related item
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-691-11880-9
  • http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366327
  • https://hml.londonmet.ac.uk/player?autostart=n&fullscreen=y&width=0&height=0&videoId=6835&captions=n&chapterId=0
Genre
  • Biographisches Nachschlagewerk.
  • Electronic books.
  • Electronic reference sources.
  • text
  • Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, a
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