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    DescriptionGeorge Polya was a Hungarian mathematician. He wrote this, perhaps the most famous book of mathematics ever written, second only to Euclid's "Elements." "Solving problems," wrote Polya, "is a practical art, like swimming, or skiing, or playing the piano: You can learn it only by imitation and practice. This book cannot offer you a magic key that opens all the doors and solves all the problems, but it offers you good examples for imitation and many opportunities for practice: If you wish to learn swimming you have to go into the water and if you wish to become a problem solver you have to solve problems." The method of solving problems he provides and explains in his books was developed as a way to teach mathematics to students.


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    Title
    How to Solve It
    Subtitle
    A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Polya, Foreword by Sam Sloan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9784871878302
    ISBN 10: 4871878309
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: PBW
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: GB
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC classification: QA
    BIC subject category V2: PBF, PBMS
    Abridged Dewey: 511
    DC21: 510.71
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26290
    BISAC V2.8: MAT003000, MAT030000, MAT012020, REF000000
    Publisher
    Ishi Press
    Imprint name
    Ishi Press
    Publication date
    30 June 2009