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The Random Walks of George Polya

The Random Walks of George Polya

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K. L. Chung, R. P. Boas, D. H. Lehmer, D. Schattschneider, R. C. Reed, M. M. Schiffer, A. H. Schoenfeld, G. Pólya.
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  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780883855287

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  • George Pólya was one of the giants of classical analysis in the 20th century, and the influence of his work can be seen far beyond analysis, into number theory, geometry, probability and combinatorics. This book serves both as a biography of Pólya's life, and a review of his many mathematical achievements by experts from a wide range of different fields. Last but not least the book finishes with two essays by Pólya himself which focus on how to learn to solve problems, a subject with which he was fascinated throughout his life.

    • Contains lots of historical and anecdotal background
    • Contributions from well known figures in their fields
    • Contains some original essays by Pólya himself
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    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780883855287
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.515kg
    • contains: 83 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Childhood
    2. Pólya's education
    3. Vienna, Göttingen and Paris
    4. Zurich
    5. Collaboration with Szegö?
    6. Oxford and Cambridge
    7. The United States - the first visit
    8. Swiss citizenship
    9. Stanford
    10. 1945
    11. Honors
    12. The later years
    Appendix I: Pólya's work in probability K. L. Chung
    Appendix II: Pólya's work in analysis R. P. Boas
    Appendix III: Comments on number theory D. H. Lehmer
    Appendix IV: Pólya's geometry D. Schattschneider
    Appendix V: Pólya's enumeration theorem R. C. Reed
    Appendix VI: Pólya's contributions in mathematical physics M. M. Schiffer
    Appendix VII: Pólya and mathematical education A. H. Schoenfeld
    Appendix VIII: Pólya's influence
    Appendix IX Prizes awards and lecturships
    Appendix X: 'On picture writing' G. Pólya
    Appendix XI: 'On learning, teaching and learning teaching' G. Pólya
    Appendix XII: Cast of Characters.

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    George Pólya

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    Gerald L. Alexanderson, Santa Clara University, California

    Contributors

    K. L. Chung, R. P. Boas, D. H. Lehmer, D. Schattschneider, R. C. Reed, M. M. Schiffer, A. H. Schoenfeld, G. Pólya.

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