- DominicConnor
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Looking for a book on Mathamtical Problem Solving the smarter end of undergrads ?

There is a well-known one by Polya

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I agree. And Polya's heuristics are goodThere is a well-known one by Polya

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

It's a kind of eye-opener.

It's a kind of eye-opener.

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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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Mathematics mathematics.For what kind of 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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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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Is this any good? It sounds good, sounds like a naughty book:

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There's nothing naughty about Riemann integrals. Believe me. Cauchy integrals are more challenging.

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