The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook: An Introduction to Problem Solving Based on the First 32 British Mathematical Olympiads 1965-1996

The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook: An Introduction to Problem Solving Based on the First 32 British Mathematical Olympiads 1965-1996

by A. Gardiner
     
 

Begun in Hungary in the nineteenth century, Mathematical Olympiads are now held for high school students throughout the world. They feature problems which, though they require only high school mathematics, seem very difficult because they are unpredictable and have no obvious starting point. This book introduces readers to these delightful and challenging problems

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Overview

Begun in Hungary in the nineteenth century, Mathematical Olympiads are now held for high school students throughout the world. They feature problems which, though they require only high school mathematics, seem very difficult because they are unpredictable and have no obvious starting point. This book introduces readers to these delightful and challenging problems and aims to convince them that Olympiads are not just for a select minority. The book contains problems from the British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) competitions between 1965 and 1996. It includes hints and solutions for each problem from 1975 on, a review of the basic mathematical skills needed, and a list of recommended reading, making it an ideal source for enriching one's experience in mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198501053
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Problems and Problem Solving
How to Use this Book
A Little Useful Mathematics
Introduction
Numbers
Algebra
Proof
Elementary number theory
Geometry
Trigonometric formulae
Some Books for Your Bookshelf
The Problems
Hints and Outline Solutions
Appendix: The International Mathematical Olympiad: UK teams and results 1967 - 1996

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