Dictionary of Mathematical Geosciences

With Historical Notes

Authors: Howarth, Richard

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  • Contains over 2000 definitions of mathematical and statistical terms
  • Guides you to relevant mathematical, statistical and geological literature
  • Includes brief biographical details of the persons who first introduced the methods
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This dictionary includes a number of mathematical, statistical and computing terms and their definitions to assist geoscientists and provide guidance on the methods and terminology encountered in the literature. Each technical term used in the explanations can be found in the dictionary which also includes explanations of basics, such as trigonometric functions and logarithms. There are also citations from the relevant literature to show the term’s first use in mathematics, statistics, etc. and its subsequent usage in geosciences.

About the authors

Richard Howarth received his Ph.D. at the University of Bristol, UK and is specialized in the statistical interpretation of geological and geochemical data as well as the history of the use of quantitative methods in geology and early geophysics. He worked for Shell International where he undertook computer programming and statistical analysis for a research project relating the hydrocarbon production of world-wide sedimentary basins to their geology. As a lecturer in the Applied Geochemistry Research Group, Imperial College London, his research concerned the application of statistical and computing methods to mapping and interpretation of regional geochemical survey data for mineral exploration, geological and epidemiological purposes. He was then an internal consultant with the British Petroleum Group. He has been affiliated with University College London since 1992 and has collaborated with Prof. John McArthur on arsenic work and creating the strontium isotope timescale. He has been awarded the Murchison Fund and Sue Tyler Friedman Medal of the Geological Society of London, the Krumbein Medal of the International Association of Mathematical Geology and the Richardson Award of the Geologists' Association.



Reviews

“The dictionary makes a nice addition to the resources available to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as to practitioners and researchers, and provides a rich list of important references in the field. It is welcomed as a reference in libraries and on the bookshelf of researchers and academics.” (Julián M. Ortiz, Mathematical Geosciences, Vol. 51, 2019)
“This substantial dictionary of mathematical geosciences should be welcomed as a weighty addition to geological libraries. … His personal interest in the history of the development of quantitative methods is evident throughout, with abundant references to geoscientists who have made substantial contributions.” (Gordon Woo, Geoscientist, geolsoc.org.uk, January, 2018)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictionary of Mathematical Geosciences
Book Subtitle
With Historical Notes
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57315-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57315-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57314-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86131-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 893
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