You Failed Your Math Test, Comrade Einstein: Adventures and Misadventures of Young Mathematicians Or Test Your Skills in Almost Recreational Mathematics

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Mikhail A. Shifman
World Scientific, Jan 1, 2005 - Electronic books - 210 pages
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This groundbreaking work features two essays written by the renowned mathematician Ilan Vardi. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems suggested to |(3z|(Bundesirable|(3y |(Bapplicants to the Department of Mathematics of Moscow University. His second essay gives an in-depth discussion of solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad, with emphasis on the comparison of the olympiad problems to those given at the Moscow University entrance examinations. The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics, which flouri.
  

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Contents

MekhMat Entrance Examinations Problems
3
Solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad
77
My Role as an Outsider Ilan Vardis Epilogue
103
Intellectual Genocide
110
Remarks
134
Science and Totalitarianism
145
Admission to the Mathematics Departments in Russia in
152
Part 3
159
Free Education at the Highest Price
171
Jewish University
183
Bella Abramovna Subbotovskaya
196
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