The Random Walks of George Polya

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Cambridge University Press, 27 avr. 2000 - 303 pages
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.
 

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Table des matières

Preface
1
Oxford and Cambridge
63
The United States The First Visit
81
Stanford
101
Honors
127
Pólyas Work in Probability
193
Comments on Number Theory
213
Pólyas Contributions in Mathematical Physics by M M Schiffer
227
Prizes Awards and Lectureships Honoring George Pólya
245
On Picture Writing by George Pólya
249
Generalization Specialization Analogy by George Pólya
261
Heuristic Reasoning in the Theory of Numbers by George Pólya
265
Probabilities in Proofreading by George Pólya
277
Cast of CharactersA Glossary of Names
279
Photographs Acknowledgements
295
Index
297

George Pólya and Mathematics Education by Alan H Schoenfeld
233
Pólyas Influence References to His Work
237

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