Thursday, May 31, 2012

some branches of mathematics

the branch of mathematics that treats the representation and manip-ulation of relationships among numbers, values, vectors, etc.

1. the Arabic system of numbering.
2. the method of computation with the Arabic figures 1 through 9, plus the zero; arithmetic.
3. the rule for solving a specific kind of arithmetic problem, as finding an average.

biometrics, biometry.
1. the calculation of the probable extent of human lifespans.
2. the application to biology of mathematical and statistical theory and methods. — biometric, biometrical.

a branch of mathematics that treats the measurement of changing quantities, determining rates of change (differential calculus) and quantities under changing conditions (integral calculus).

the branch of applied mathematics that studies the measurement and shape and area of large tracts, the exact position of geographical points, and the curvature, shape, and dimensions of the earth.

the branch of mathematics that treats the measurement, relationship, and properties of points, lines, angles, and figures in space.

a branch of mathematics that studies the properties of geometrical forms that remain invariant under certain transformations, as bending or stretching.

the branch of mathematics that treats the measurement of and relationships between the sides and angles of plane triangles and the solid figures derived from them. — trigonometric, trigonometrical, adj.

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