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Geometric Problems on Maxima and Minima (Paperback)
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Geometric Problems on Maxima and Minima (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 08/12/2005
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Presents hundreds of extreme value problems, examples, and solutions primarily through Euclidean geometry

Unified approach to the subject, with emphasis on geometric, algebraic, analytic, and combinatorial reasoning

Applications to physics, engineering, and economics

Ideal for use at the junior and senior undergraduate level, with wide appeal to students, teachers, professional mathematicians, and puzzle enthusiasts

Publisher: Birkhauser Boston Inc
ISBN: 9780817635176
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


From the reviews:

"As an avid problem solver with a strong interest in inequalities...I am delighted to supplement my repertoire with the techniques illustrated in this volume.... The book contains hundreds of problems, classical and modern, all with hints or complete solutions.... Over the years, Titu Andreescu and various collaborators have used their experiences as teachers and as Olympiad coaches to produce a series of excellent problem-solving manuals.... The present volume continues that tradition and should appeal to a wide audience ranging from advanced high school students to professional mathematicians." -MAA

"The whole exposition of the book is kept at a sufficiently elementary level, so that it can be understood by high-school students. Apart from trying to be comprehensive in terms of types of problems and techniques for their solutions, the authors have tried to offer various different levels of difficulty making the book possible to use by people with different interests in mathematics, different abilities, and of different age groups." -V. Oproiu, Analele Stiintifice

"This excellent book, Geometric problems on maxima and minima, deals not only with these famous problems, but well over a hundred other such problems, many of which were completely novel and new to me. ... This book will certainly greatly appeal to highschool students, mathematics teachers, professional mathematicians, and puzzle enthusiasts. I would regard it as absolutely essential reading for students preparing for mathematics competitions around the world." (Michael de Villiers, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 92 (525), 2008)

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