@inbook{10.4169/j.ctt13x0n39.4,
ISBN = {9780883855768},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt13x0n39.4},
abstract = {The objects of mathematics can have fascinating names. Mathematical words describe numbers, shapes, and logical concepts. Some are ordinary words adapted for a specific purpose, such as cardinal, cube, group, face, field, ring, and tree. Others are unusual, like cosecant, holomorphism, octodecillion, polyhedron, and pseudoprime. Some sound peculiarâ€”deleted comb space, harmonicmap, supremum norm, twisted sphere bundle, to name a few. Mathematical words have appeared in poems (see [19]). Let us look at some mathematical words.Consider thelemniscate, a curve shaped like a figure-eightÂ¹ as shown in Figure 1.1. We learn in [46] that it gets its name from},
bookauthor = {Martin Erickson},
booktitle = {Beautiful Mathematics},
edition = {1},
pages = {1--12},
publisher = {Mathematical Association of America},
title = {Imaginative Words},
year = {2011}
}