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Train Your Brain
Challenging Yet Elementary Mathematics





ISBN 9780367564872
Published December 31, 2020 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
338 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This accessible book helps readers to see the bigger picture of advanced mathematics. The book contains carefully selected, challenging problems in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process.  Neither prior preparation nor any mathematical sophistication is required.

The authors guide the reader to “train their brain” to think and express themselves in a rigorous, mathematical way, and to extract facts, analyze the problem, and identify main challenges. A firm foundation in a diverse range of topics is presented.  Moreover, the authors show how to draw appropriate, true conclusions.  Computer support is used to better intuition into discussed problems.
 
The book is designed for self-study. It can be used to bridge the gap between introductory calculus/linear algebra courses and more advanced courses offered at universities. It improves the ability to read, write, and think in a rigorous, mature mathematical fashion. The reader will develop a deeper understanding in preparation to succeed in more advanced course work.

Features
•The authors employ a six-step process:
 
1.SOURCE
2.PROBLEM
3.THEORY
4.SOLUTION
5.REMARK
6.EXERCISES

•An Appendix introduces programming in Julia

This book is also suitable for high school students that are interested in competing in math competitions or simply for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to expand their knowledge and to challenge themselves with interesting questions. 

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction

Chapter 1: Inequalities

Chapter 2: Equalities and Sequences

Chapter 3: Functions, Polynomials, and Functional Equations

Chapter 4: Combinatorics

Chapter 5: Number Theory

Chapter 6: Geometry

Chapter 7: Hints

Chapter 8: Solutions

Further Reading

Index

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The book contains carefully selected, challenging problems to prepare readers for rigorous mathematics. Neither prior preparation nor any mathematical sophistication is required. The authors guide the readers to think and express themselves in a rigorous, mathematical way, to extract facts, analyze the problem, and identify main challenges. Moreover, they show how to draw appropriate, true conclusions and to see a big picture.

Readers are provided with a firm foundation in a diverse range of topics. Computer support is used to build a better intuition into discussed problems. The book can be used to bridge the gap between introductory calculus/linear algebra courses and more advanced courses that are offered at universities. It improves the ability to read, write, and think in a rigorous, mature mathematical fashion. It provides a solid foundation of various topics that would be useful for more advanced courses.

The content of this book is also suitable for high school students that are interested in competing in math competitions or simply for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to expand their knowledge and to challenge themselves with interesting questions.

Features

The authors employ a six-step process:

  • SOURCE
  • PROBLEM
  • THEORY
  • SOLUTION
  • REMARKS
  • EXERCISES

All exercises are followed by hints and solutions given at the end of the book.

Additionally, the book is enhanced by a "Julia language companion" available on-line that contains an introduction to the Julia language programming and detailed explanations of the codes used in the book.