Archive for August, 2012

This work blends together classic inequality results with brand new problems, some of which devised only a few weeks ago. What could be special about it when so many inequality problem books have already been written? We strongly believe that even if the topic we plunge into is so general and popular our book is very different. Of course, it is quite easy to say this, so we will give some supporting arguments. This book contains a large variety of problems involving inequalities, most of them difficult, questions that became famous in competitions because of their beauty and difficulty. And, even more importantly, throughout the text we employ our own solutions and propose a large number of new original problems. There are memorable problems in this book and memorable solutions as well. This is why this work will clearly appeal to students who are used to use Cauchy-Schwarz, Schur, AM-GM, etc. as a verb and want to further improve their algebraic skills and techniques. They will find here tough problems, new results, and even problems that could lead to research. The student who is not as keen in this field will also be exposed to a wide variety of moderate and easy problems, ideas, techniques, and
all the ingredients leading to a good preparation for mathematical contests. Some of the problems we chose to present are known, but we have included them here with new solutions which show the diversity of ideas pertaining to inequalities. Anyone will find here a challenge to prove his or her skills. If we have not convinced you, then please take a look at the problems from this book and hopefully you will agree with us.
The Fifth Edition of one of the standard works on number theory, written by internationally-recognized mathematicians. Chapters are relatively self-contained for greater flexibility. New features include expanded treatment of the binomial theorem, techniques of numerical calculation and a section on public key cryptography. Contains an outstanding set of problems.

Michael Steele describes the fundamental topics in mathematical inequalities and their uses. Using the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality as a guide, Steele presents a fascinating collection of problems related to inequalities and coaches readers through solutions, in a style reminiscent of George Polya, by teaching basic concepts and sharpening problem solving skills at the same time. Undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematics, theoretical computer science, statistics, engineering, and economics will find the book appropriate for self-study.

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This unique approach to combinatorics is centered around unconventional, essay-type combinatorial examples, followed by a number of carefully selected, challenging problems and extensive discussions of their solutions. Topics encompass permutations and combinations, binomial coefficients and their applications, bijections, inclusions and exclusions, and generating functions.  Each chapter features fully-worked problems, including many from Olympiads and other competitions, as well as a number of problems original to the authors; at the end of each chapter are further exercises to reinforce understanding, encourage creativity, and build a repertory of problem-solving techniques.  The authors’ previous text, “102 Combinatorial Problems,” makes a fine companion volume to the present work, which is ideal for Olympiad participants and coaches, advanced high school students, undergraduates, and college instructors.  The book’s unusual problems and examples will interest seasoned mathematicians as well.  “A Path to Combinatorics for Undergraduates” is a lively introduction not only to combinatorics, but to mathematical ingenuity, rigor, and the joy of solving puzzles.

This challenging problem book by renowned US Olympiad coaches, mathematics teachers, and researchers develops a multitude of problem-solving skills needed to excel in mathematical contests and in mathematical research in number theory. Offering inspiration and intellectual delight, the problems throughout the book encourage students to express their ideas in writing to explain how they conceive problems, what conjectures they make, and what conclusions they reach. Applying specific techniques and strategies, readers will acquire a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts and ideas of number theory.

104 Number Theory Problems – Titu Andreescu . Dorin Andrica . Zuming Feng

Problem-solving tactics and practical test-taking techniques provide in-depth enrichment and preparation for various math competitions * Comprehensive introduction to trigonometric functions, their relations and functional properties, and their applications in the Euclidean plane and solid geometry * A cogent problem-solving resource for advanced high school students, undergraduates, and mathematics teachers engaged in competition training

103 Trigonometry Problems – Titu Andreescu . Zuming Feng

“102 Combinatorial Problems” consists of carefully selected problems that have been used in the training and testing of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team. Key features: * Provides in-depth enrichment in the important areas of combinatorics by reorganizing and enhancing problem-solving tactics and strategies * Topics include: combinatorial arguments and identities, generating functions, graph theory, recursive relations, sums and products, probability, number theory, polynomials, theory of equations, complex numbers in geometry, algorithmic proofs, combinatorial and advanced geometry, functional equations and classical inequalities The book is systematically organized, gradually building combinatorial skills and techniques and broadening the student’s view of mathematics. Aside from its practical use in training teachers and students engaged in mathematical competitions, it is a source of enrichment that is bound to stimulate interest in a variety of mathematical areas that are tangential to combinatorics.

102 combinatorial problems

This book contains 101 highly rated problems used in training and testing the USA IMO Team. It gradually builds students algebraic skills and techniques and aims to broaden students views of mathematics and better prepare them for participation in mathematics competitions. It provides in-depth enrichment in important areas of algebra by reorganizing and enhancing students problem-solving tactics and stimulates interest for future study of mathematics. The problems are carefully graded, ranging from quite accessible towards quite challenging. The problems have been well developed and are highly recommended to any student aspiring to participate at National or International Mathematical Olympiads.

101 problems in Algebra

This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Traditionally, these courses have covered the theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and elds. However, with the development of computing in the last several decades, applications that involve abstract algebra and discrete mathematics have become increasingly important, and many science, engineering, and computer science students are now electing to minor in mathematics. Though theory still occupies a central role in the subject of abstract algebra and no student should go through such a course without a good notion of what a proof is, the importance of applications such as coding theory and cryptography has grown signi cantly.

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This work is about inequalities which play an important role in mathematical Olympiads. It contains 175 solved problems in the form of exercises and, in addition, 310 solved problems. The book also covers the theoretical background of the most important theorems and techniques required for solving inequalities. It is written for all middle and high-school students, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students. School teachers and trainers for mathematical competitions will also gain benefit from this book.

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