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I love this book! It's a very well designed problem driven course done in the splendid Hungarian tradition. -- Michael Bert, MAA Online
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The Budapest semesters in mathematics aim to convey the tradition of Hungarian mathematics to English-speaking students. This book is an elaborate version of the course 'Conjecture and Proof'. Prerequisites are kept to a minimum and exercises are included. This book should prove fascinating for any mathematically literate reader.
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  • Series: Classroom Resource Materials
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883857227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883857229
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Hernadvolgyi Istvan on November 7, 2006
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I have recently acquired a copy of the Hungarian edition (apparently a translation of this English edition) and I can tell you, these guys have selected some of the best and most representative problems in Mathematics. The proofs are very concise and you really do not need much more than high school/early college math to follow them. There are a number of exercises for each chapter (topic) and some of them also come with hints. I would also consider these exercises to tease brighter high school math wizards. For those who have already seen them during their studies, it is surely worth another look. I have not seen the English edition, but reading the Hungarian version, I assume it must also be very well written.
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"Conjecture and Proof" is a collection of the lecture notes designed for a one-semester course in Hungary for American and Canadian students. The course was intended for creative problem solving and for conveying the tradition of Hungarian mathematics. Other purpose of the book includes showing the spirit of mathematics.

Hungary is a country well-known for inventions. Her inventions include Rubik cube, fuel injector, helicopter, stereo, television, transformer, generator, ball pen, telephone switch, neutron bomb, and contact lens. Her scientists have been awarded for Nobel prizes at the least 11 times. With knowing the history of Hungary, the expectation of the book is logical. Even though the book is intended for undergraduate students, it exposure the readers on many deep, interesting, and important theorems with completed proofs but easily accessible methods on
1. the irrationality of the number of the square root of 2, of the number e, and of the number pi,
2. the three classical geometric construction problems,
3. constructible regular polygons (Gauss Theorem),
4. e is transcendental,
5. Banach-Tarski Paradox.

The book also comes with a sketch of the proof of Hilbert's third problem, which states that the regular tetrahedron is not equidecomposable to the cube nor to any rectangular box of the same volume. The proof is based on an additive and invariant function. The value of the function at a regular tetrahedron is nonzero, but the value of the function at the cube is zero.

The first time I read the book while I was an undergraduate. Most of the material covers on the book were new to me other than the irrationality of square root of 2, the pigeonhole principle, countable and uncountable sets.
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By Jake on March 6, 2014
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Purchased for my son who has been doing independent research in mathematics in college. A great book for introducing the ideas and techniques of proof writing.
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