7. Translating English to Mathematics

  1. Robert Laurence Baber

Published Online: 26 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch7

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice

How to Cite

Baber, R. L. (2011) Translating English to Mathematics, in The Language of Mathematics: Utilizing Math in Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118061770.ch7

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 and reasoning logically;
  • Language of Mathematics in modeling, and role of time;
  • unknown variable values determined using mathematical models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Considerations

  • Sentences of the Form “… Is (a) …” (Singular Forms)

  • Sentences of the Form “…s Are …s” (Plural Forms)

  • Percent, Per …, and Other Low-Level Equivalences

  • Modeling Time and Dynamic Processes in the Language of Mathematics

  • Questions in Translations from English to Mathematics

  • Summary of Guidelines for Translating English to the Language of Mathematics

  • Accuracy, Errors, and Discrepancies in Mathematical Models