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Induction and Analogy in Mathematics (Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning #1)

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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.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 23rd 1990 by Princeton University Press (first published 1954)
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