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# A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns & Problem Solving (Revised Edition)

Ravi Vakil, described in the San Francisco Chronicle as a legend in the world of math competitions has finally released his long-awaited second edition of A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns & Problem Solving. Regarded by many as a seminal book in the field of mathematics competitions, the first edition of A Mathematical Mosaic has received wide acclaim from mathematics te
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Paperback, 288 pages

Published
by Brendan Kelly Publishing

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Sep 20, 2015
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The main idea of this book is to introduce the reader to many mathematical ideas, but in a very shallow way. A few problems follow these ideas, giving the reader the opportunity to rediscover many mathematical gems. Beware, the problems are often quite hard.

Although not the best source for problems or ideas, this book makes itself unique by a few reasons. First, it contains several sessions "Food for thought", with simple problems to think very deeply. Second, it contains several interesting bio ...more

Although not the best source for problems or ideas, this book makes itself unique by a few reasons. First, it contains several sessions "Food for thought", with simple problems to think very deeply. Second, it contains several interesting bio ...more

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