Mathematical Discovery / Edition 1

Mathematical Discovery / Edition 1

by George Polya
     
 

Combining standard Volumes I and II into one soft cover edition, this helpful book explains how to solve mathematical problems in a clear, step-by-step progression. It shows how to think about a problem, how to look at special cases, and how to devise an effective strategy to attack and solve the problem. Covers arithemetic, algebra, geometry, and some elementary… See more details below

Overview

Combining standard Volumes I and II into one soft cover edition, this helpful book explains how to solve mathematical problems in a clear, step-by-step progression. It shows how to think about a problem, how to look at special cases, and how to devise an effective strategy to attack and solve the problem. Covers arithemetic, algebra, geometry, and some elementary combinatorics. Includes an updated bibliography and newly expanded index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471089759
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/24/1981
Edition description:
Combined
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

PATTERNS.

The Pattern of Two Loci.

The Cartesian Pattern.

Recursion.

Superposition.

TOWARD A GENERAL METHOD.

Problems.

Widening the Scope.

Solutions.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

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