How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

By George Polya

Synopsis: A 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.

First Published: 1945 | ISBN-13: 978-0691119663

Author’s mini-bio: George Pólya was a Hungarian mathematician. He was a professor of mathematics from 1914 to 1940 at ETH Zürich and from 1940 to 1953 at Stanford University. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorics, number theory, numerical analysis and probability theory. He is also noted for his work in heuristics and mathematics education. – Wikipedia

It’s all in the name but this guy is a master. This book would be the equivalent of “How to play guitar” by Eddie Van Halen. – Simon Pampena from 10 Great Books on Mathematics

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