Ingenuity In Mathematics

Ingenuity In Mathematics

eBook - 2012
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Essays illustrating ingenuity and elegance used to solve problems in mathematics; high school maths required.
The nineteen essays here illustrate many different aspects of mathematical thinking. The author is very well-known for his best-selling books of problems; in this volume he seeks to share his appreciation of the elegant and ingenious approaches used in thinking about even elementary mathematics. Standard high school courses in algebra and geometry furnish a sufficient basis for understanding each essay. Topics include number theory, geometry, combinatorics, logic and probability, and the methods used often involve an interaction between these disciplines. Some of the essays are easy to read, others more challenging; some of the exercises are routine, others lead the reader deeper into the subject.

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780883859384
0883859386
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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