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.
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Author: , Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192733580

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 4784

The Oxford Student's Science Dictionary provides comprehensive support to secondary school students in scientific terminology. With over 1000 key scientific concepts and additional related words, 2-colour illustrations and diagrams, and feature panels on special topics, this is a key dictionary for students preparing for GCSE and other exams.
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Author: , Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192733573

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 3538

The Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary provides comprehensive support to secondary school students in mathematical terminology. With over 1000 key maths concepts with additional related words, 2-colour illustrations and diagrams, and feature panels on special topics, this is a key dictionary for students preparing for GCSE and other exams.
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Author: Frank Tapson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199116881

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5166

A fresh new look for this dictionary which contains an alphabetical wordfinder of over 1000 words and phrases and additional feature spreads on key topics, all fully supported with diagrams and illustrations. It sets the meanings of mathematical words and concepts in context, making it a key dictionary for all secondary level mathematics students.
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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194071284

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 164

View: 1140

Accelerates Academic Language Development The Oxford Illustrated Math Dictionary supports and promotes success in math by making academic vocabulary accessible to high-beginning and intermediate language learners. This dictionary is flexible enough to be used in whole-group, small-group, and independent learning modules and serves as a bridge between picture dictionaries and learner dictionaries. Each dictionary entry includes: Academic word Part of speech Pronunciation Simpledefinition Illustration Work contextualized in a sentence
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Author: Frank Tapson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199151189

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

View: 1904

The dictionary explains the language of the KS3 / 4 curriculum plus some recreational areas too. With an alphabetical wordfinder of over 1000 words and phrases, additional feature spreads on key topics setting the meanings of words in context rather than in isolation, and fully supported withdiagrams and illustrations, it is a key dictionary for secondary level maths students.
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Author: John Daintith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104492X

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 5272

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.
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Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735308

Category:

Page: 540

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This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.
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Author: Oliver Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192562460

Category: History

Page: 1743

View: 6957

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam. Consisting of over 1.5 million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas. Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide.
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Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 5213

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.
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Author: Catherine Soanes,Sara Hawker,Julia Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199299966

Category: Reference

Page: 1081

View: 9290

Provides definitions of words in contemporary use in English-speaking countries throughout the world, with examples of idiomatic uses, guides to irregular forms, notes on grammar and preferred usage, and lists of related terms.
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Author: Elizabeth A. Martin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199545154

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 1295

This dictionary provides writers and editors from all fields of science with a clear and concise style guide for preparing scientific material for publication. It contains A-Z entries of preferred spellings, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, biological nomenclature, tables, prefixes and suffixes, spellings of names of scientists, and much more.
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Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 9346

This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.
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Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 5360

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.
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Curriculum Vocabulary and Writing Support for Exams

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,Oxford Dictionaries Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192749390

Category:

Page: 800

View: 6853

With new synonyms and real-life examples, the Oxford Student's Thesaurus is the ideal companion to the new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary. With panels on overused words and extra topic vocabulary, it is packed with writing support for exam-taking students. Includes a new supplementto give students confidence with language when writing longer essay questions as well as how to make answers succinct and clear. Also includes tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.
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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

View: 4975

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.
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