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Mathematics--Core Reference Materials

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CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae [Grinnell]
Daniel Zwillinger, Editor
Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2003
31st edition, revised; 925+ pages; detailed table of contents especially at the beginning of each chapter; each chapter has a brief bibliography; an extensive list of notations; large subject index.
" ... provides the basic mathematical reference materials required ... [for] practitioners in the many branches of mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences" (from the Preface of the 30th edition).

Encyclopedia of Mathematics: An Updated and Annotated Translation of the Soviet 'Mathematical Encyclopaedia'
Michiel Hazewinkel, Managing Editor
Boston, MA: Reidel, 1988-1994
10 volumes; volume 10 consists of a very detailed subject index and an author index.
The Mathematics encyclopedia ... many of the articles contain extensive bibliographies; the articles are arranged alphabetically. The level of the text used in many articles assumes prior knowledge of the specific subject area or Mathematics in general.

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