Word  Clue 

Abel  Norwegian mathematician (18021829) 

adder  a machine that adds numbers 

algebra  the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations 

algorithm  a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem 

amount  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers 

calculate  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

calculator  a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations 

capitalize  compute the present value of a business or an income 

cipher  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

closed  (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints 

compute  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

condition  an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else 

constant  a quantity that does not vary 

continuous  of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity 

converge  approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit 

convergence  the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit 

converse  a proposition obtained by conversion 

coordinate  a number that identifies a position relative to an axis 

correlate  either of two or more related or complementary variables 

correspond  be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics 

cube  raise to the third power 

cube  the product of three equal terms 

cypher  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

decomposition  the analysis of a vector field 

deduct  make a subtraction; 'subtract this amount from my paycheck' 

deductive  involving inferences from general principles 

degree  the highest power of a term or variable 

denominator  the divisor of a fraction 

differentiate  calculate a derivative; take the derivative 

dimension  one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space 

dividend  a number to be divided by another number 

equate  be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics 

equation  a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal 

Euclid  Greek geometer (3rd century BC) 

exponential  a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent 

expression  a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement 

extract  calculate the root of a number 

extrapolate  estimate the value of 

factor  an independent variable in statistics 

figure  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

foot  add a column of numbers 

formula  a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement 

fraction  the quotient of two rational numbers 

fraction  perform a division; 'Can you divide 49 by seven?' 

frequency  the number of observations in a given statistical category 

Hamilton  Irish mathematician (18061865) 

imply  suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic 

integrate  calculate the integral of; calculate by integration 

irregularity  an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern 

Jacobi  German mathematician (18041851) 

logic  a system of reasoning 

Markov  Russian mathematician (18561922) 

mathematician  a person skilled in mathematics 

median  the value below which 50% of the cases fall 

meet  be adjacent or come together; 'The lines converge at this point' 

mode  the most frequent value of a random variable 

Muller  German mathematician and astronomer (14361476) 

open  (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints 

place  estimate; 'We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.' 

prime  a number that has no factor but itself and 1 

primitive  a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived 

progression  a series with a definite pattern of advance 

proportional  one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion 

quadruple  a quantity that is four times as great as another 

quantify  use as a quantifier 

quotient  the number obtained by division 

quotient  the ratio of two quantities to be divided 

rationality  the quality of being consistent with or based on logic 

reckon  make a mathematical calculation or computation 

represent  to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) 

reset  set anew; 'They reset the date on the clock' 

resolution  analysis into clearcut components 

resolve  find the solution; 'solve an equation'; 'solve for x' 

resolving  analysis into clearcut components 

series  (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions 

square  raise to the second power 

statistic  a datum that can be represented numerically 

stipulation  an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else 

subject  (logic) the first term of a proposition 

subspace  a space that is contained within another space 

survey  plot a map of (land) 

tangent  ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a rightangled triangle 

theorem  a proposition deducible from basic postulates 

thesis  an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument 

total  a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers 

translate  change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation 

trigonometry  the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions 

triple  a quantity that is three times as great as another 

unknown  a variable whose values are solutions of an equation 

variable  a quantity that can assume any of a set of values 

vector  a variable quantity that can be resolved into components 

Weil  United States mathematician (born in France) (19061998) 

Wiener  United States mathematician and founder of cybernetics (18941964) 

 
