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Overview


Authored by a leading name in mathematics, this engaging and clearly presented text leads the reader through the various tactics involved in solving mathematical problems at the Mathematical Olympiad level. Covering number theory, algebra, analysis, Euclidean geometry, and analytic geometry, Solving Mathematical Problems includes numerous exercises and model solutions throughout. Assuming only a basic level of mathematics, the text is ideal for students of 14 years and above in pure mathematics.
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"There are a handful of really wonderful books that can introduce a young high-school student to the beauty of mathematics. This is definitely one of them. Besides,this book is probably going to be known as the first book written by one of the best mathematicians of the twenty-first century."-- The Mathematical Asociation of America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199205608
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,033,417
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1975. In 1987, 1988, and 1989 he competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad for the Australian team, winning a bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively, and being the youngest competitor ever to win a gold medal at this event. Since 2000, Terence has been a full professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Strategies in Problem Solving
2. Examples in Number Theory
3. Examples in Algebra and Analysis
4. Euclidean Geometry
5. Analytic Geometry
6. Sundry Examples
References
Index

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