Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning, Volume 1: Induction and Analogy in Mathematics / Edition 1
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Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning, Volume 1: Induction and Analogy in Mathematics / Edition 1

by G. Polya
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691025096

ISBN-13: 9780691025094

Pub. Date: 08/03/1990

Publisher: Princeton University Press

A guide to the practical art of plausible reasoning, this book has relevance in every field of intellectual activity. Professor Polya, a world-famous mathematician from Stanford University, uses mathematics to show how hunches and guesses play an important part in even the most rigorously deductive science. He explains how solutions to problems can be guessed at;

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A guide to the practical art of plausible reasoning, this book has relevance in every field of intellectual activity. Professor Polya, a world-famous mathematician from Stanford University, uses mathematics to show how hunches and guesses play an important part in even the most rigorously deductive science. He explains how solutions to problems can be guessed at; good guessing is often more important than rigorous deduction in finding correct solutions. Vol. I, on Induction and Analogy in Mathematics, covers a wide variety of mathematical problems, revealing the trains of thought that lead to solutions, pointing out false bypaths, discussing techniques of searching for proofs. Problems and examples challenge curiosity, judgment, and power of invention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691025094
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/03/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,055,615
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.72(d)

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