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Encyclopedic dictionary of mathematics / edited by Kiyosi Ito

Contributor(s): Ito, Kiyosi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Cambridge(Massachusetts) ; London : The Mit Press, 1993Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 2 Vol.ISBN: 0-262-09026-0.Subject(s): Matemáticas -- Diccionarios
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When the first edition of the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics appeared in 1977, it was immediately hailed as a landmark contribution to mathematics: The standard reference for anyone who wants to get acquainted with any part of the mathematics of our time (Jean Dieudonne, American Mathematical Monthly)."

Vol. 1 Abel to 304 numerical solution of partial differential equations

Vol.2 305 obstructions to 450 Zeta Functions

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The success of the first English edition (CH, Mar '78) of this standard dictionary of mathematics prompted the editors to revise their previous Japanese edition (1968) and simultaneously produce the second English edition. The number of articles has been increased only slightly from 436 to 450. The general subject areas have remained the same except for the splitting off of computer science and combinatorics from numerical analysis. Some articles have not been revised; others show only slight revisions in their bibliographies. However, substantial revisions have been made resulting in an increase in size of about 30%. Articles tend to be long, scholarly, and theoretical, and to contain extensive bibliographies. These features set this work apart from its competitors, which tend to have shorter, more practical articles with few bibliographic references. Various useful appendixes are also included as in the previous edition. Every college and university library should have this excellent reference work or its still-useful predecessor. For those who have the first edition and do not have strong mathematics programs, the improvements of this second edition are probably not enough to warrant its replacement.-J.O. Christensen, Brigham Young University

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