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Solve It - The Classic

  1. Nov 24, 2003 #1
    Hey...I've got a new book "How to solve it".

    As far as I've read, it's really a fantastic book!!!

    I think this is an outstanding work by G.Polya.

    Have you read???
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  3. Nov 28, 2003 #2
    I've never heard of it...what's it about?
  4. Nov 28, 2003 #3


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    It's about general methods of analyzing and solving problems, mathematics-style. Polya was a semi-famous mathematician. The sequel is called "Patterns of Plausible Inference" and it's much deeper and in my view, much less valuable. But "How to Solve It" is one of those books that anyone who is into intellectual challenges should look at at least. It might be your thing or it might not, but you owe it to yourself to try it out.
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