By Steven Schwartzman

The phrases of arithmetic explains the origins of over 1500 mathematical phrases utilized in English. whereas different dictionaries of arithmetic outline technical phrases, this booklet concentrates on the place these phrases got here from and what their literal meanings are. The phrases incorporated right here diversity from uncomplicated to complicated. This dictionary is simple to exploit. even if a few of the entries are hugely technical, the booklet explains them in simple English. The creation supplies an summary of ways the traditional language referred to as Indo-European built into Latin, Greek, French and English, the languages from which so much of our mathematical vocabulary has been derived. one other part discusses the numerous ways that mathematicians have borrowed and created their really good vocabulary over the centuries. A word list explains ancient and linguistic phrases used through the e-book.

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