Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots

Origins of Mathematical Words: A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots

Anthony Lo Bello


Do you ever ask yourself in regards to the origins of mathematical phrases reminiscent of ergodic, biholomorphic, and strophoid? the following Anthony Lo Bello explains the roots of those and better-known phrases like uneven, gradient, and typical. He presents Greek, Latin, and Arabic textual content in its unique shape to reinforce every one clarification. This subtle, exclusive reference for mathematicians and note fanatics relies on many years of the author's painstaking study and paintings. Origins of Mathematical phrases offers definitions for phrases resembling conchoids (a shell-shaped curve derived from the Greek noun for "mussel") and zenith (Arabic for "way overhead"), in addition to approximation (from the Latin proximus, which means "nearest"). those and thousands of alternative phrases wait to be found in the pages of this mathematical and etymological treasure chest.

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