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    DescriptionA perennial bestseller by eminent mathematician G. Polya, How to Solve It will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out--from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished Polya's deft--indeed, brilliant--instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem.


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    Title
    How to Solve it
    Subtitle
    A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georg Polya, Foreword by Professor John H. Conway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 28 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691119663
    ISBN 10: 069111966X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC22: 510
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 510.71
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    Abridged Dewey: 513
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT003000, MAT018000
    LC classification: QA11 .P6 2004
    Thema V1.0: PB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    31 line illus.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    25 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "Every prospective teacher should read it. In particular, graduate students will find it invaluable. The traditional mathematics professor who reads a paper before one of the Mathematical Societies might also learn something from the book: 'He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d.' "--E. T. Bell, Mathematical Monthly "[This] elementary textbook on heuristic reasoning, shows anew how keen its author is on questions of method and the formulation of methodological principles. Exposition and illustrative material are of a disarmingly elementary character, but very carefully thought out and selected."--Herman Weyl, Mathematical Review "I recommend it highly to any person who is seriously interested in finding out methods of solving problems, and who does not object to being entertained while he does it."--Scientific Monthly "Any young person seeking a career in the sciences would do well to ponder this important contribution to the teacher's art."--A. C. Schaeffer, American Journal of Psychology "Every mathematics student should experience and live this book"--Mathematics Magazine