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THE MATHEMATICAL GAZETTE

THE MATHEMATICAL GAZETTE REVIEWS 549 Supplement II also has an entry on what sounds like a painful condition—Lie algebroids. Fortunately, this turns out to be a generalisation of Lie algebras (in the context of groupoids rather than groups) rather than a refugee from a medical encyclopaedia! The 6-volume paperback version of the Encyclopaedia was reviewed in November 1996 (pp. 623-4). The Encyclopaedia and its supplements provide an important resource for mathematical researchers. Naturally, they are rather expensive and will mostly sell to libraries of large institutions. However, the extended electronic version planned for CD-ROM and web distribution should eventually bring the price down sufficiently for individual purchase. STEVE ABBOTT Claydon High School, Church Lane, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 OEG CRC Concise encyclopedia of mathematics, by Eric W. Weisstein. Pp. 1969. £62. 1999. ISBN 0 8493 9640 9 (Chapman & Hall/CRC). The CRC Concise encyclopedia is an altogether different beast to the Hazelwinkel Encyclopaedia, whose Supplements are reviewed elsewhere in this issue. Astonishingly, it is the work of a single author, who comments that 'While [Hazelwinkel's Encyclopaedia of mathematics and Iyanaga's Encyclopedic dictionary of mathematics] remain models of accuracy and rigor, they are not terribly useful to the undergraduate, research scientist or recreational mathematician.' http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Mathematical Gazette Cambridge University Press

THE MATHEMATICAL GAZETTE

The Mathematical Gazette , Volume 84 (501): 2 – Aug 1, 2016

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Cambridge University Press
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Copyright © The Mathematical Association 2000
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2056-6328
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REVIEWS 549 Supplement II also has an entry on what sounds like a painful condition—Lie algebroids. Fortunately, this turns out to be a generalisation of Lie algebras (in the context of groupoids rather than groups) rather than a refugee from a medical encyclopaedia! The 6-volume paperback version of the Encyclopaedia was reviewed in November 1996 (pp. 623-4). The Encyclopaedia and its supplements provide an important resource for mathematical researchers. Naturally, they are rather expensive and will mostly sell to libraries of large institutions. However, the extended electronic version planned for CD-ROM and web distribution should eventually bring the price down sufficiently for individual purchase. STEVE ABBOTT Claydon High School, Church Lane, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 OEG CRC Concise encyclopedia of mathematics, by Eric W. Weisstein. Pp. 1969. £62. 1999. ISBN 0 8493 9640 9 (Chapman & Hall/CRC). The CRC Concise encyclopedia is an altogether different beast to the Hazelwinkel Encyclopaedia, whose Supplements are reviewed elsewhere in this issue. Astonishingly, it is the work of a single author, who comments that 'While [Hazelwinkel's Encyclopaedia of mathematics and Iyanaga's Encyclopedic dictionary of mathematics] remain models of accuracy and rigor, they are not terribly useful to the undergraduate, research scientist or recreational mathematician.'

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