Archive for August 10, 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.