Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots by Anthony Lo Bello

Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots by Anthony Lo Bello

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These and hundreds of other terms wait to be discovered within the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.

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Do you ever wonder about the origins of mathematical terms such as ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? Here Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of these and better-known words like asymmetric, gradient, and average. He provides Greek, Latin, and Arabic text in its original form to enhance each explanation. This sophisticated, one-of-a-kind reference for mathematicians and word lovers is based on decades of the author's painstaking research and work. Origins of Mathematical Words supplies definitions for words such as conchoid (a shell-shaped curve derived from the Greek noun for "mussel") and zenith (Arabic for "way overhead"), as well as approximation (from the Latin proximus, meaning "nearest"). These and hundreds of other terms wait to be discovered within the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.

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SKU GOR007110360
Title Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots
Author By (author) Anthony Lo Bello
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 370
ISBN 10 1421410982
ISBN 13 9781421410982
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Do you ever wonder about the origins of mathematical terms such as ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? Here Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of these and better-known words like asymmetric, gradient, and average. He provides Greek, Latin, and Arabic text in its original form to enhance each explanation. This sophisticated, one-of-a-kind reference for mathematicians and word lovers is based on decades of the author's painstaking research and work. Origins of Mathematical Words supplies definitions for words such as conchoid (a shell-shaped curve derived from the Greek noun for "mussel") and zenith (Arabic for "way overhead"), as well as approximation (from the Latin proximus, meaning "nearest"). These and hundreds of other terms wait to be discovered within the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007110360
Title Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots
Author By (author) Anthony Lo Bello
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 370
ISBN 10 1421410982
ISBN 13 9781421410982
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.