The Green Book of Mathematical Problems

Author: Kenneth Hardy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486169453
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Mathematics

Rich selection of 100 practice problems — with hints and solutions — for students preparing for the William Lowell Putnam and other undergraduate-level mathematical competitions. Features real numbers, differential equations, integrals, polynomials, sets, other topics. Hours of stimulating challenge for math buffs at varying degrees of proficiency. References.

How to Solve Mathematical Problems

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486152684
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Science

Seven problem-solving techniques include inference, classification of action sequences, subgoals, contradiction, working backward, relations between problems, and mathematical representation. Also, problems from mathematics, science, and engineering with complete solutions.

The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book

Author: George Polya
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318325
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Mathematics

Based on Stanford University's well-known competitive exam, this excellent mathematics workbook offers students at both high school and college levels a complete set of problems, hints, and solutions. 1974 edition.

Intriguing Mathematical Problems

Author: Oswald Jacoby
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486292614
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

Treasury of stimulating, challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, whole numbers, more. The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, Mr. Wright and the Insurance Salesman, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions included.

How to Solve Problems

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 0716708450
Release Date: 1974-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Examples help explain the seven basic mathematical problem-solving methods, including inference, classification of action sequences, working backward, and contradiction

How to Solve Applied Mathematics Problems

Author: B. L. Moiseiwitsch
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486285221
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Mathematics

This workbook bridges the gap between lectures and practical applications, offering students of mathematics, engineering, and physics the chance to practice solving problems from a wide variety of fields. 2011 edition.

Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

Author: Benjamin Bold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486137636
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Genre: Science

Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions.

Ingenious Mathematical Problems and Methods

Author: L. A. Graham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486205458
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Mathematics

This original collection features 100 of the best puzzles from the mid-20th-century column The Graham Dial, submitted by an international readership of workers in applied mathematics. Most include details of several problem-solving methods plus critiques of their efficacy, challenging readers to improve on the solutions. Themes include engineering situations, logic, number theory, and geometry.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Author: Bonnie Averbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131740
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Mathematics

Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.

Challenging Problems in Algebra

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131542
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Mathematics

Over 300 unusual problems, ranging from easy to difficult, involving equations and inequalities, Diophantine equations, number theory, quadratic equations, logarithms, more. Detailed solutions, as well as brief answers, for all problems are provided.

The USSR Olympiad Problem Book

Author: D. O. Shklarsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319865
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Mathematics

Over 300 challenging problems in algebra, arithmetic, elementary number theory and trigonometry, selected from Mathematical Olympiads held at Moscow University. Only high school math needed. Includes complete solutions. Features 27 black-and-white illustrations. 1962 edition.

Discovering Mathematics

Author: A. Gardiner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486452999
Release Date: 2006-01-26
Genre: Mathematics

The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen. With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

Mathematical Analysis of Physical Problems

Author: Philip Russell Wallace
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486646763
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Science

This mathematical reference for theoretical physics employs common techniques and concepts to link classical and modern physics. It provides the necessary mathematics to solve most of the problems. Topics include the vibrating string, linear vector spaces, the potential equation, problems of diffusion and attenuation, probability and stochastic processes, and much more. 1972 edition.

Challenging Math Problems

Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486808574
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: Mathematics

"Fun and highly formidable math problems and puzzles from noted puzzle creator Terry Stickels." — Window on Resources Two friends wish to meet for breakfast twice a month throughout the year. In how many ways can they choose those two days so that they never meet on consecutive days? You want to measure 30 seconds and you have two pieces of string, each of which burns for 40 seconds. How can you accomplish this without bending, folding, or cutting the strings? A positive whole number is divisible by 3 and also by 5. When the number is divided by 7, the remainder is 5. What is the smallest number that could work? These are but a few of this book's assembly of the most challenging puzzles imaginable ― and they require no background in higher math, just good thinking skills. Terry Stickels, a well-known puzzle-maker, has compiled 101 of some of the best and most entertaining problems ever published. All of the challenges, which range from probability puzzles to dice games, have two things in common: each offers the "Aha!" moment of discovery that puzzle-solvers love, and they're all fun. Complete solutions for all puzzles explain every detail.

A Collection of Problems on Mathematical Physics

Author: B. M. Budak
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483184869
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

A Collection of Problems on Mathematical Physics is a translation from the Russian and deals with problems and equations of mathematical physics. The book contains problems and solutions. The book discusses problems on the derivation of equations and boundary condition. These Problems are arranged on the type and reduction to canonical form of equations in two or more independent variables. The equations of hyperbolic type concerns derive from problems on vibrations of continuous media and on electromagnetic oscillations. The book considers the statement and solutions of boundary value problems pertaining to equations of parabolic types when the physical processes are described by functions of two, three or four independent variables such as spatial coordinates or time. The book then discusses dynamic problems pertaining to the mechanics of continuous media and problems on electrodynamics. The text also discusses hyperbolic and elliptic types of equations. The book is intended for students in advanced mathematics and physics, as well as, for engineers and workers in research institutions.