How to Solve it: A New Aspects of Mathematical Method

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Doubleday,Incorporated, 1957 - Mathematics - 253 pages
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In this classic text, George Polya (1887-1985) offers something unique: a set of strategies for solving mathematical problems. The 'heuristic' theoretical approach, based on a deep analysis of the methods and rules of discovery and invention, proved an inspiration to a generation of teachers and students. Yet the lessons are utterly practical: Polya brilliantly demonstrates how the true mathematician learns to draw unexpected analogies, tackle problems from unusual angles and extract a little more information from the data. Traditional mathematics can often seem just a process of dry, rigorous deduction: How to Solve It wonderfully conveys its challenge and excitement as a problem-solving activity.

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The information in this book was extremely useful and extremely difficult to approach. I read the Kindle edition which may be part of the problem, but the majority of the book is structured as a ... Read full review

Review: How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

User Review  - Thai Son - Goodreads

Hailed as the classic guide to problem solving, this book did quite a good job at categorizing the ways of looking at a problem, and some general methods of solving and treating them. However, I think ... Read full review

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About the author (1957)

George Polya (1887-1985) was a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

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