The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions (Dover Books on Mathematics)

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book: With Hints and Solutions (Dover Books on Mathematics) Author G. Polya
ISBN-10 0486469247
ISBN-13 9780486469249
Year 2009-02-19
Pages 80
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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This volume features a complete set of problems hints and solutions based on Stanford University s well known competitive examination in mathematics It offers high school and college students an excellent mathematics workbook of rigorousproblems that will assistin developing and cultivating their logic and probability skills These 20 sets of intriguing problems test originality and insight rather than routine competence They involve theorizing and verifying mathematical facts examining the results of general statements discovering that highly plausible conjectures can be incorrect solving sequences of subproblems to reveal theory construction and recognizing red herrings in which obvious relationships among the data prove irrelevant to solutions Hints for each problem appear in a separate section and a final section features solutions that outline the appropriate procedures Ideal for teachers seeking challenging practice math problems for their gifted students this book will also help students prepare for mathematics science and engineering programs Mathematics buffs of all ages will also find it a source of captivating challenges