This full-color update of the award-winning 2002 A-Z encyclopedia explains concepts, provides a historical overview, and explores careers in the field. Written for middle school/high school students, as well as non-math-major undergraduates, Mathematics contains some 300 entries that cover the basics of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, with the goal of making these topics more accessible and interesting. Readers will see the uses and effects of math in daily life, while short biographies highlight notable mathematicians. Thirty percent of the content is new to this edition, highlighting advances in mathematics since 2000. Mathematics is illustrated with images, equations, tables, and figures, and includes sidebars.
Both the original edition and the new were shaped by expert boards who determined the entry list and reviewed content. Each entry contains a bibliography/suggestions for further reading and crossreferences directing the users to articles of related interest.
Features & Benefits
- Signed entries written by subject matter experts with affiliations listed in frontmatter.
- Bibliography/Suggested Further Reading in every entry.
- Key terms defined in margins and glossary.
- 200 color images plus 200 tables, charts & graphs.
- 100 sidebars, including short biographies of mathematicians.
- Thematic outline in every volume
- & cumulative index in Volume 4.
45 brand new entries (15%).