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Here the author of How to Solve It explains how to become a "good guesser." Marked by G. Polya's simple, energetic prose and use of clever examples from a wide range of human activities, this two-volume work explores techniques of guessing, inductive reasoning, and reasoning by analogy, and the role they play in the most rigorous of deductive disciplines."Polya . . . does ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published June 1st 1968 by Princeton Univ Pr (first published 1954)
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Dan
Not for the general reader (one star). This mostly about induction, mathematical and logical. Useful as an introduction to a limited readership interested in science with a strong leaning toward Mathematics. Valuable mostly in pointing out inductive fallacies. That is worth the third star.

Probably suited best to high school math whizzes and college undergrads majoring or minoring in Mathematics or a closely related field such as Physics.

I have a math degree (48 years ago) and found that the most
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Jan 22, 2008 Alan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mathematics
Great stuff, but a little heavy lifting involved.
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