The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

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Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104461X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

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Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

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Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

A Dictionary of Chemistry

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Author: John Daintith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104492X

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires - over 200 new to this edition - it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.

A Dictionary of Computer Science

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Author: Andrew Butterfield,Gerard Ekembe Ngondi,Anne Kerr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191002887

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been renamed A Dictionary of Computer Science, and fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. Containing over 6,500 entries and with expanded coverage of multimedia, computer applications, networking, and personal computer science, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspects of the subject and is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computer science. Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. The dictionary contains approximately 150 new entries including cloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, and virtual learning environment. Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computer Science companion website, provide valuable further information and the appendices include useful resources such as generic domain names, file extensions, and the Greek alphabet. This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.

A Dictionary of Physics

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Author: Jonathan Law,Richard Rennie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198714742

Category: Reference

Page: 672

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This is the most popular dictionary of physics available, and contains almost 4,000 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts. It also defines many terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With over 200 new entries and full revision of the existing text, A Dictionary of Physics is as essential a reference tool as before. The dictionary is generously illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables and it also contains biographies of important scientists. Recommended web links are also included to provide useful and relevant extra information, and are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Physics companion web page. Appendices include SI units, the solar system, and the electromagnetic spectrum, plus a list of Nobel Prize winners and a chronology of key dates in physics. This fully revised and updated A-Z is an ideal introduction to the subject for anyone with an interest in physics, and it remains an indispensable reference work for students of physics and physics-related subjects (either at school or at university), and professionals.

A Dictionary of Logic

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Author: Thomas Macaulay Ferguson,Graham Priest

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192511556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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A Dictionary of Logic expands on Oxford's coverage of the topic in works such as The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics, and A Dictionary of Computer Science. Featuring more than 450 entries primarily concentrating on technical terminology, the history of logic, the foundations of mathematics, and non-classical logic, this dictionary is an essential resource for both undergraduates and postgraduates studying philosophical logic at a high level.

A Dictionary of Physics

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Author: Alan Isaacs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607595

Category: Science

Page: 546

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The most popular paperback dictionary of physics available. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this is the ideal reference tool for students of physics, either at school or at university. Containing many new entries, and now with biographies of key scientists, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts of physics. Over 3,500 clear and concise entries, including entries on group theory, particle-beam experiments, radioisotope imaging, and spherical harmonics. Longer feature articles on important topics, such as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Chronologies chart discoveries in the main fields of physics, including atomic theory, cosmology, and microscopy.

A Dictionary of Biology

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Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Fourth edition

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Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

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The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

A Dictionary of Economics

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Author: Nigar Hashimzade,Gareth Myles,John Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191077348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of approximately 3,500 key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic theory and policy, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics, this is the essential reference work in this area. The new edition of this dictionary has been updated to include entries on China, India, and South America, to reflect the increase in prominence of these regions in the global economy. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up to date with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as austerity measures, General Anti Abuse Rule, propensity score matching, and shadow bank. Entries are supplemented by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, giving the reader the opportunity to explore further the areas covered in the dictionary. Useful appendices include a list of institutional acronyms and their affiliated websites, a list of Nobel prize-winners in economics, the Greek alphabet, and a list of relevant websites. As ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, this dictionary remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as for professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Author: Elizabeth M. Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607526

Category: Reference

Page: 547

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Contains over 9,000 quotations from 2,500 persons, alphabetically arranged by author, and includes brief textual citations.

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

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Author: Michael Kennedy,Tim Rutherford-Johnson,Joyce Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578540

Category: Music

Page: 976

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This quick reference book of musical terminology includes brief biographical sketches of musicians, composers, vocalists, and conductors.

A Dictionary of Geography

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Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053805

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.

A Dictionary of Astronomy

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Author: Ian Ridpath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542613

Category: Science

Page: 706

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Compiled with the help of over 20 expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, the third edition of A Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time, in over 4,300 entries. The dictionary also includes biographical entries on eminent astronomers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Supplementary material is included in the appendices, such as tables of Apollo lunar landing missions, the constellations, planetary data, and numerous other tables and diagrams complement the entries. The entries have been fully revised and updated for this edition, and more than 100 new entries have been added to reflect the recent developments within the field of astronomy, including Bennu, Euclid, Mars Orbiter Mission, and slowly pulsating B star. A Dictionary of Astronomy is an invaluable reference source for students, professionals, amateur astronomers, and space enthusiasts.

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.

A Dictionary of Biology

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Author: Robert Hine,Elizabeth A. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609179

Category: Reference

Page: 698

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A dictionary of biology containing over 5,000 entries including new entries on antisense RNA, reverse genetics, and tissue engineering. Includes feature articles on important topics such as genetically modified organisms. Charts discoveries in biology's main fields through chronologies.

The Mathematics Dictionary

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Author: R.C. James,Glenn James

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412990410

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions and explanations of thousands of mathematical terms and concepts, theories, and principles, and includes biographical sketches of key people in math.

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Author: Carl Schaschke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199651450

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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This new dictionary provides a quick and authoritative point of reference for chemical engineering, covering areas such as materials, energy balances, reactions, and separations. It also includes relevant terms from the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology.

A Dictionary of Statistics

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Author: Graham J. G. Upton,Ian Cook,Ian T. Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609506

Category: Mathematics

Page: 420

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Fully revised and updated, this authoritative reference tool covers a broad range of statistical terms in a clear and jargon-free style. Written by authorities in the field, this dictionary provides concise definitions of all the terms likely to be encountered by students of statistics, and anyone who comes into contact with statistical terms will find this dictionary an indispensable source of reference. The entries are also generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams. Appendices feature a historical calendar of important statistical events, and tables of statistical and mathematical notation. As the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, A Dictionary of Statistics is essential for anyone needing a statistics reference tool.

A Dictionary of Science

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Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198738374

Category:

Page: 1024

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This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. This fully revised edition includes hundreds of new entries, such as bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope, bringing it fully up to date in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate change. Supported by more than 200 diagrams and illustrations the dictionary features recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website. Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology. With concise entries on an extensive list of topics, this dictionary is both an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.