The words of mathematics : an etymological dictionary of mathematical terms used in English / Steven Schwartzman.

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  • Washington : Mathematical Association of America 1994
Physical description
1 online resource (vii, 261 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 9781614445012 (ebook)
  • 9780883855119 (paperback)
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  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Contents
  • Partial contents Explanation of terms an symbols -- An Etymological dictionary of mathematical terms -- Appendix : Mathematical entries that are etymologically related, grouped by roots.
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  • text
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  • English
  • The Words of Mathematics explains the origins of over 1500 mathematical terms used in English. While other dictionaries of mathematics define technical terms, this book concentrates on where those terms came from and what their literal meanings are. The words included here range from simple to advanced. This dictionary is easy to use. Although some of the entries are highly technical, the book explains them in plain English. The introduction gives an overview of how the ancient language known as Indo-European developed into Latin, Greek, French, and English, the languages from which most of our mathematical vocabulary has been derived. Another section discusses the many ways in which mathematicians have borrowed and created their specialized vocabulary over the centuries. A glossary explains historical and linguistic terms used throughout the book.

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The words of mathematics : an etymological dictionary of mathematical terms used in English / Steven Schwartzman.

Published
  • Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Association of America c1994
Physical description
1 electronic recource (vii, 261 p.) : ill.
ISBN
  • 9781614445012 (e-book)
  • 0883855119
  • 9780883855119
Local notes
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  • "A reference book describing the origins of over 1500 mathematical terms used in English, including a glossary that explains the historical and linguistic terms used in the book."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261).
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  • Bibliography
  • Dictionary
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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