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How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library)

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A perennial bestseller by eminent mathematician G. Polya, How to Solve It will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be “reasoned” out—from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished Polyas deft—indeed, brilliant—instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem.

About the Author

George Polya (1887-1985) was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. His basic research contributions span complex analysis, mathematical physics, probability theory, geometry, and combinatorics. He was a teacher par excellence who maintained a strong interest in pedagogical matters throughout his long career. Even after his retirement from Stanford University in 1953, he continued to lead an active mathematical life. He taught his final course, on combinatorics, at the age of ninety. John H. Conway is professor emeritus of mathematics at Princeton University. He was awarded the London Mathematical Societys Polya Prize in 1987. Like Polya, he is interested in many branches of mathematics, and in particular, has invented a successor to Polyas notation for crystallographic groups.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691164076
Author:
Polya, G
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Polya, G.
Author:
Conway, John H.
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Self-help
Subject:
Mathematics-Logic and Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 line illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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