CMS Books in Mathematics

Equations and Inequalities

Elementary Problems and Theorems in Algebra and Number Theory

Authors: Herman, Jiri, Kucera, Radan, Simsa, Jaromir

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About this Textbook

This book is intended as a text for a problem-solving course at the first­ or second-year university level, as a text for enrichment classes for talented high-school students, or for mathematics competition training. It can also be used as a source of supplementary material for any course dealing with algebraic equations or inequalities, or to supplement a standard elementary number theory course. There are already many excellent books on the market that can be used for a problem-solving course. However, some are merely collections of prob­ lems from a variety of fields and lack cohesion. Others present problems according to topic, but provide little or no theoretical background. Most problem books have a limited number of rather challenging problems. While these problems tend to be quite beautiful, they can appear forbidding and discouraging to a beginning student, even with well-motivated and carefully written solutions. As a consequence, students may decide that problem solving is only for the few high performers in their class, and abandon this important part of their mathematical, and indeed overall, education.

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"This book contains over 300 examples and then over 700 exercises for the reader. The authors have even included a fourth chapter with hints and answers to the exercises. So, even if the solution isn't given in the back, at least the reader will have some hint about which direction to start looking. The book provides a nice introduction into many of the problems-solvers' 'tricks of the trade.' There is a lot presented here, so the reader (especially an undergraduate) may want to take the following approach: read just a few pages at a time, work out some of the exercises, then take some time to digest the material before going on."

 


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equations and Inequalities
Book Subtitle
Elementary Problems and Theorems in Algebra and Number Theory
Authors
Translated by
Dilcher, K.
Series Title
CMS Books in Mathematics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1270-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1270-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98942-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7071-3
Series ISSN
1613-5237
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 344
Additional Information
Original Czech edition published by Masaryk University, Brno, 1996
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