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Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

January 30th, 2018, 2:12 pm

Looking for a book on  Mathamtical Problem Solving the smarter end of undergrads ?
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

January 30th, 2018, 3:03 pm

There is a well-known one by Polya
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

January 30th, 2018, 5:02 pm

Alan wrote:
There is a well-known one by Polya

I agree. And Polya's heuristics are good

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_So ... Heuristics

Gets you thinking in a certain way. From different angles.

You could take a precise mathematical problem and ask the undergrad to apply the heuristics to it.
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

February 21st, 2018, 11:38 am

I like this one
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

March 28th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Yaglom is a nice treatment of solving geometric problems using transformations. 

It's a kind of eye-opener.

https://www.amazon.com/Geometric-Transf ... merReviews
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

May 14th, 2018, 4:39 pm

For what kind of mathematics? Mathematical Finance? You can check out the "Problems and Solutions of Mathematical Finance" series, four-volume.
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

May 14th, 2018, 8:46 pm

GPRW wrote:
For what kind of mathematics? 

Mathematics mathematics.

Mathematical Finance is the application of maths to finance, yes? As such, it is methods and not necessarily a test of raw mathematical skills IMO.
Of course, nothing wrong with that, but I don't think that is what Dominic is asking. I could be wrong.
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

May 15th, 2018, 3:02 am

Well, if you want to practice Mathematical Finance problems, I recommend you the four-volume "Problems and Solutions of Mathematical Finance" series. Very good.
 
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Re: Mathamtical Problem Solving Book recommendation ?

May 18th, 2018, 9:30 am

What about this brainwave to compute greeks?

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3de7/e ... 7aaae9.pdf
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