Summary and Info
The literature on inequalities is vast-in recent years the number of papers as well as the number of journals devoted to the subject have increased dramatically. At best, locating a particular inequality within the literature can be a cumbersome task. A Dictionary of Inequalities ends the dilemma of where to turn to find a result, a related inequality, or the references to the information you need. It provides a concise, alphabetical listing of each inequality-by its common name or its subject-with a short statement of the result, some comments, references to related inequalities, and a list of sources for further information. The author uses only the most elementary of mathematical terminology and does not offer proofs, thus making an interest in inequalities the only prerequisite for using the text.The author focuses on intuitive, physical forms of inequalities rather than their most general versions, and retains the beauty and importance of original versions rather than listing their later, abstract forms. He presents each in its simplest form with other renditions, such as for complex numbers and vectors, as extensions or under different headings. He has kept the book to a more manageable size by omitting inequalities in areas-such as elementary geometric and trigonometric inequalities-rarely used outside their fields.The end result is a current, concise, reference that puts the essential results on inequalities within easy reach. A Dictionary of Inequalities carries the beauty and attraction of the best and most successful dictionaries: on looking up a given item, the reader is likely to be intrigued and led by interest to others.