1. Introduction

  1. Robert Laurence Baber

Published Online: 26 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch1

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

How to Cite

Baber, R. L. (2011) Introduction, in The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch1

Author Information

  1. Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470878897

Online ISBN: 9781118061770

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Keywords:

  • Language of Mathematics, the linguistic aspects;
  • language of uninterpreted expressions;
  • “Native” ability in a person's first language

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is Language?

  • What Is Mathematics?

  • Why Use Mathematics?

  • Mathematics and Its Language

  • The Role of Translating English to Mathematics in Applying Mathematics

  • The Language of Mathematics vs. Mathematics vs. Mathematical Models

  • Goals and Intended Readership

  • Structure of the Book

  • Guidelines for the Reader