Mathematical Problems

Mathematical Problems

  • Author : Craig Smoryński
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Total Pages : 406
  • ISBN-10 : 3030509176

The life and soul of any science are its problems. This is particularly true of mathematics, which, not referring to any physical reality, consists only of its problems, their solutions, and, most excitingly, the challenges they pose. Mathematical problems come in many flavours, from simple puzzles to major open problems. The problems stimulate, the stories of their successful solutions inspire, and their applications are wide. The literature abounds with books dedicated to mathematical problems — collections of problems, hints on how to solve them, and even histories of the paths to the solutions of some famous ones. The present book, aimed at the proverbial “bright high-school student”, takes a different, more philosophical approach, first dividing mathematical problems into three broad classes — puzzles, exercises, and open problems — and discussing their various roles in one’s mathematical education. Various chapters are devoted to discussing examples of each type of problem, along with their solutions and some of the developments arising from them. For the truly dedicated reader, more involved material is offered in an appendix. Mathematics does not exist in a vacuum, whence the author peppers the material with frequent extra-mathematical cultural references. The mathematics itself is elementary, for the most part pre-calculus. The few references to the calculus use the integral notation which the reader need not truly be familiar with, opting to read the integral sign as strange notation for area or as operationally defined by the appropriate buttons on his or her graphing calculator. Nothing further is required. Advance praise for Mathematical Problems "There are many books on mathematical problems, but Smoryński’s compelling book offers something unique. Firstly, it includes a fruitful classification and analysis of the nature of mathematical problems. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it leads the reader from clear and often amusing accounts of traditional problems to the serious mathematics that grew out of some of them." - John Baldwin, University of Illinois at Chicago "Smoryński manages to discuss the famous puzzles from the past and the new items in various modern theories with the same elegance and personality. He presents and solves puzzles and traditional topics with a laudable sense of humor. Readers of all ages and training will find the book a rich treasure chest." - Dirk van Dalen, Universiteit Utrecht

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Ur Special [Danny Casale]

  • Author : Danny Casale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Humor
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0593330110
Based on the wildly popular characters from Coolman Coffeedan, a colorful and charming collection of parables reminding us to face our fears, our anxieties … GET BOOK
399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.

399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young. [Nancy Linde]

  • Author : Nancy Linde
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 424
  • ISBN-10 : 152351681X
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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles [Martin Gardner]

  • Author : Martin Gardner
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 96
  • ISBN-10 : 0486320324
The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Bo … GET BOOK
The Penguin Book of Puzzles

The Penguin Book of Puzzles [Gareth Moore]

  • Author : Gareth Moore
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0718188616
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Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? [Lemony Snicket]

  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1443402036
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ألغاز معقدة Complex puzzles

ألغاز معقدة Complex puzzles [د.محمد محمد كذلك]

  • Author : د.محمد محمد كذلك
  • Publisher : mohammed mohammed kazlak
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 150
  • ISBN-10 :
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