This ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MATHEMATICS aims to be a reference work for all parts of mathema tics. It is a translation with updates and editorial comments of the Soviet Mathematical Encyclo paedia published by 'Soviet Encyclopaedia Publishing House' in five volumes in 1977 - 1985. The annotated translation consists of ten volumes including a special index volume. There are three kinds of articles in this ENCYCLOPAEDIA. First of all there are survey-type articles dealing with the various main directions in mathematics (where a rather fine subdivision has been used). The main requirement for these articles has been that they should give a reason ably complete up-to-date account of the current state of affairs in these areas and that they should be maximally accessible. On the whole, these articles should be understandable to mathematics students in their first specialization years, to graduates from other mathematical areas and, depending on the specific subject, to specialists in other domains of science, en gineers and teachers of mathematics. These articles treat their material at a fairly general level and aim to give an idea of the kind of problems, techniques and concepts involved in the area in question. They also contain background and motivation rather than precise statements of pre cise theorems with detailed definitions and technical details on how to carry out proofs and con structions.
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 1299 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 25 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198
"The publication of the English edition of the Soviet Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is an important event. I looked at several entries in my own field of algebra and found the articles authoritative, well organized, and lucidly written. The volumes will be of great help to anyone interested in mathematics"
K.A. Hirsch, Professor Emerius, Queen Mary College, London.
"The articles are well written (and) authoritative... all large academic libraries should hve (the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics)."
Choice, June 1988.
"Not a text to read from cover to cover (though one is tempted?), but a fascinating and invaluable reference book, which should be on every library's shelves. Highly recommended."
Mathematik, Vol.25, 1988.