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The Random Walks of George Polya

The Random Walks of George Polya

by Gerald L. Alexanderson, George Polya


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ISBN-13: 9780883855287
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
Publication date: 12/31/2000
Series: Spectrum
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Childhood; 2. Pólya's education; 3. Vienna, Göttingen and Paris; 4. Zurich; 5. Collaboration with Szegö?; 6. Oxford and Cambridge; 7. The United States - the first visit; 8. Swiss citizenship; 9. Stanford; 10. 1945; 11. Honors; 12. The later years; Appendix I: Pólya's work in probability K. L. Chung; Appendix II: Pólya's work in analysis R. P. Boas; Appendix III: Comments on number theory D. H. Lehmer; Appendix IV: Pólya's geometry D. Schattschneider; Appendix V: Pólya's enumeration theorem R. C. Reed; Appendix VI: Pólya's contributions in mathematical physics M. M. Schiffer; Appendix VII: Pólya and mathematical education A. H. Schoenfeld; Appendix VIII: Pólya's influence; Appendix IX Prizes awards and lecturships; Appendix X: 'On picture writing' G. Pólya; Appendix XI: 'On learning, teaching and learning teaching' G. Pólya; Appendix XII: Cast of Characters.

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