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Challenging Mathematical Problems With Elementary Solutions, Vol. 1 Paperback – December 1, 1987

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Text: English, Russian (translation)

About the Author

Yaglom, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Sciences, USSR.

I. M. Yaglom authored many books which have since become academic standards of reference. These include Complex Numbers in Geometry, Geometric Transformations, A Simple Non-Euclidean Geometry and its Physical Basis, and Probability and Information. He was Professor of Mathematics at Yaroslavl State University from 1974 83 and a technical consultant at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences from 1984 88.
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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Books on Mathematics (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; First Paperback Edition edition (December 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486655369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486655369
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Max on December 18, 1999
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I've read the Russian original of this book. It is wonderful. I really enjoyed it, and often used the ideas I found there to solve other problems. Highly recommended, espesially for the high school students unterested in mathematics, but extremely interesting for anybody who likes math.
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It's amazing that so many results that you may have seen in more advanced books proven with more advanced techniques can also be proven with elementary methods. Some of the constructions are amazingly clever. Additionally, the authors take time to highlight the important results in elementary mathematics that are often used in more advanced areas without qualification.
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The reviewer below seems rather confused. This book has problems which COULD be solved in a mechanical way, but almost all the solutions given are simple and creative. Futhermore, there are often two solutions given. I find the problems hard, but maybe I am just not very smart. How could this book alter your perception of truth? By giving you knowledge?
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We, I and my students, really liked the book.

It has place in praparing students for participation in mathematical contests. It is good for induvidual work, too.

problems are ordered by topic, not by tehnique to be used, and that encourages student`s creativity. Hints, given along whit the complete solutions, help and guide them to the right solution. Also, they allow students to fine a different method of soluiton.
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