The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a compendium of mathematical definitions, formulas, figures, tabulations, and references. Its informal style makes it accessible to a broad spectrum of readers with a diverse range of mathematical backgrounds and interests. This fascinating, useful book draws connections to other areas of mathematics and science and demonstrates its actual implementation - providing a highly readable, distinctive text diverging from the all-too-frequent specialized jargon and dry, formal exposition.
Through its thousands of explicit examples, formulas, and derivations, The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics gives the reader a flavor of the subject without getting lost in minutiae - stimulating his or her thirst for additional information and exploration.
This book serves as handbook, dictionary, and encyclopedia - extensively cross-linked and cross-referenced, not only to other related entries, but also to resources on the Internet. Standard mathematical references, combined with a few popular ones, are also given at the end of most entries, providing a resource for more reading and exploration.
*Offers concise, readable definitions
*Weaves mathematical connections through the physical sciences
*Supplies complete bibliographies following each entry
*Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the application of mathematics
*Provides 110,000 cross-references to other topics and sources, including many sites on the Internet - a unique highlight among mathematics books
*Contains more than 3,000 illustrations, equations, figures, derivations, and graphics