Math from A to Z

A mathematical term for every letter of the alphabet
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Last updated: April 23, 2014
First submittedApril 21, 2014
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
The figure formed by two rays
Angle
B
Fuller who popularized the geodesic dome
Buckminster
C
Branch of math associated with funtions, derivatives, and integrals
Calculus
D
Having distinct, separate values
Discrete
E
2.7182828282828282828…
Euler's Number
F
The study of the way general functions may be approximated by sums of simpler trigonometric functions
Fourier Analysis
G
Branch of math of which Euclid is the father
Geometry
H
Curved defined by f(x) = 1/x
Hyperbola
I
You can keep on counting; there'll always be one more
Infinity
J
Astronomer Kepler
Johannes
K
The study of circles embedded in 3-dimensional Euclidean space
Knot Theory
L
The roulette formed when a circle rolls around the outside of a circle of equal radius
Limacon
M
A rectangular array of elements arranged in rows and columns
Matrix
Letter
Hint
Answer
N
English physicist and mathematician who who developed a method for approximating the roots of a function
Newton
O
PEMDAS is a mnemonic
Order of operations
P
A deductive argument for a mathematical statement
Proof
Q
A polynomial of function of degree 2
Quadratic
R
The sum of rectangles or trapezoids that approximates the area of a region under a curve
Riemann
S
Angles that add up to 180 degrees
Supplementary
T
The study of triangles
Trigonometry
U
The collection of points in more than one set
Union
V
A geometric quantity having both magnitude and direction
Vector
W
A function that is zero-valued outside of some chosen interval
Window Function
X
Default variable
X
Y
1982 Fields medal recipient Shing-Tung
Yau
Z
Greek philosopher known for his paradoxes
Zeno of Elea
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2014
Of course "Euler's Number" is often abbreviated "e" ;) ! Good quiz!
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Level 80
Apr 22, 2014
An angle is not a point by any means... your question is unclear but its answer would be the angle's vertex, I think. You should also specify that you talk about a set in the discrete question. Maybe you could accept "mathematical analysis" for calculus.
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Level 80
Apr 22, 2014
Oh, ok, I forgot it was an A to Z quiz... maybe you should specify the letter in the clues.
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2014
Good idea!
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2014
I was quoting that "Angle Dance" song from Square 1.
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2014
I left "sum" out of the answer because it's used in the question. I thought it would be redundant.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
I accidentally deleted my comment. Anyway, is redundancy a problem here ? I don't think so. Riemann is a great mathematician, not a sum ^^.
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Level 33
Jun 21, 2014
8! Pretty good for someone who's only taken a partial grade eleven math course. We always use BEDMAS, not PEMDAS. Out of curiosity what does the P stand for?
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Level 55
Jun 22, 2014
Parentheses. I had to think about it for a minute.
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Level 50
Jul 9, 2014
Who mainly got Vector from Despicable Me?
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Level 42
Jan 22, 2015
Your definition of discrete seems to be wrong, discrete means that a set of data can only take certain values (e.g. integers), numbers in the data set could all be the same number and could still be discrete. Good quiz though, one of the few maths quizzes on here that actually tests maths knowledge past basic arithmetic.