Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Author: Stephen Siklos

Publisher:

Published: 2019-10-16

Total Pages: 188

ISBN-13: 9781783747764

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This new and expanded edition is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge Colleges for conditional offers in mathematics. They are also used by some other UK universities and many mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination. Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader's attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anyone interested in advanced mathematics.


Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

Author: Stephen Siklos

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

Published: 2016-01-25

Total Pages: 188

ISBN-13: 9781783741427

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This book is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination. Advanced Problems in Mathematics is recommended as preparation for any undergraduate mathematics course, even for students who do not plan to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper. The questions analysed in this book are all based on recent STEP questions selected to address the syllabus for Papers I and II, which is the A-level core (i.e. C1 to C4) with a few additions. Each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader's attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anybody interested in advanced mathematics.


Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Advanced Problems in Mathematics

Author: Stephen Siklos

Publisher:

Published: 2020-10-09

Total Pages: 180

ISBN-13: 9781013293832

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This new and expanded edition is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge Colleges for conditional offers in mathematics. They are also used by some other UK universities and many mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination.Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader's attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently.This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anyone interested in advanced mathematics. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.


Challenging Problems in Algebra

Challenging Problems in Algebra

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

Published: 2012-05-04

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 0486131548

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Over 300 unusual problems, ranging from easy to difficult, involving equations and inequalities, Diophantine equations, number theory, quadratic equations, logarithms, more. Detailed solutions, as well as brief answers, for all problems are provided.


Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

Author: Stephen Siklos

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

Published: 2019-10-28

Total Pages: 186

ISBN-13: 1783747773

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This new and expanded edition is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge Colleges for conditional offers in mathematics. They are also used by some other UK universities and many mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination. Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anyone interested in advanced mathematics.


Advanced Calculus

Advanced Calculus

Author: Lynn Harold Loomis

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Published: 2014-02-26

Total Pages: 596

ISBN-13: 9814583952

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An authorised reissue of the long out of print classic textbook, Advanced Calculus by the late Dr Lynn Loomis and Dr Shlomo Sternberg both of Harvard University has been a revered but hard to find textbook for the advanced calculus course for decades. This book is based on an honors course in advanced calculus that the authors gave in the 1960's. The foundational material, presented in the unstarred sections of Chapters 1 through 11, was normally covered, but different applications of this basic material were stressed from year to year, and the book therefore contains more material than was covered in any one year. It can accordingly be used (with omissions) as a text for a year's course in advanced calculus, or as a text for a three-semester introduction to analysis. The prerequisites are a good grounding in the calculus of one variable from a mathematically rigorous point of view, together with some acquaintance with linear algebra. The reader should be familiar with limit and continuity type arguments and have a certain amount of mathematical sophistication. As possible introductory texts, we mention Differential and Integral Calculus by R Courant, Calculus by T Apostol, Calculus by M Spivak, and Pure Mathematics by G Hardy. The reader should also have some experience with partial derivatives. In overall plan the book divides roughly into a first half which develops the calculus (principally the differential calculus) in the setting of normed vector spaces, and a second half which deals with the calculus of differentiable manifolds.


Problems in Abstract Algebra

Problems in Abstract Algebra

Author: A. R. Wadsworth

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Published: 2017-05-10

Total Pages: 277

ISBN-13: 1470435837

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This is a book of problems in abstract algebra for strong undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It can be used as a supplement to a course or for self-study. The book provides more variety and more challenging problems than are found in most algebra textbooks. It is intended for students wanting to enrich their learning of mathematics by tackling problems that take some thought and effort to solve. The book contains problems on groups (including the Sylow Theorems, solvable groups, presentation of groups by generators and relations, and structure and duality for finite abelian groups); rings (including basic ideal theory and factorization in integral domains and Gauss's Theorem); linear algebra (emphasizing linear transformations, including canonical forms); and fields (including Galois theory). Hints to many problems are also included.


A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics

A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics

Author: Bettina Richmond

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

Published: 2023-08-25

Total Pages: 540

ISBN-13: 147047204X

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This textbook bridges the gap between lower-division mathematics courses and advanced mathematical thinking. Featuring clear writing and appealing topics, the book introduces techniques for writing proofs in the context of discrete mathematics. By illuminating the concepts behind techniques, the authors create opportunities for readers to sharpen critical thinking skills and develop mathematical maturity. Beginning with an introduction to sets and logic, the book goes on to establish the basics of proof techniques. From here, chapters explore proofs in the context of number theory, combinatorics, functions and cardinality, and graph theory. A selection of extension topics concludes the book, including continued fractions, infinite arithmetic, and the interplay among Fibonacci numbers, Pascal's triangle, and the golden ratio. A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics is suitable for an introduction to proof course or a course in discrete mathematics. Abundant examples and exercises invite readers to get involved, and the wealth of topics allows for course customization and further reading. This new edition has been expanded and modernized throughout. New features include a chapter on combinatorial geometry, a more in-depth treatment of counting, and over 365 new exercises.


102 Combinatorial Problems

102 Combinatorial Problems

Author: Titu Andreescu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Published: 2013-11-27

Total Pages: 125

ISBN-13: 0817682228

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"102 Combinatorial Problems" consists of carefully selected problems that have been used in the training and testing of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team. Key features: * Provides in-depth enrichment in the important areas of combinatorics by reorganizing and enhancing problem-solving tactics and strategies * Topics include: combinatorial arguments and identities, generating functions, graph theory, recursive relations, sums and products, probability, number theory, polynomials, theory of equations, complex numbers in geometry, algorithmic proofs, combinatorial and advanced geometry, functional equations and classical inequalities The book is systematically organized, gradually building combinatorial skills and techniques and broadening the student's view of mathematics. Aside from its practical use in training teachers and students engaged in mathematical competitions, it is a source of enrichment that is bound to stimulate interest in a variety of mathematical areas that are tangential to combinatorics.


Pell’s Equation

Pell’s Equation

Author: Edward J. Barbeau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Published: 2006-05-04

Total Pages: 220

ISBN-13: 0387226028

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Pell's equation is part of a central area of algebraic number theory that treats quadratic forms and the structure of the rings of integers in algebraic number fields. It is an ideal topic to lead college students, as well as some talented and motivated high school students, to a better appreciation of the power of mathematical technique. Even at the specific level of quadratic diophantine equations, there are unsolved problems, and the higher degree analogues of Pell's equation, particularly beyond the third, do not appear to have been well studied. In this focused exercise book, the topic is motivated and developed through sections of exercises which will allow the readers to recreate known theory and provide a focus for their algebraic practice. There are several explorations that encourage the reader to embark on their own research. A high school background in mathematics is all that is needed to get into this book, and teachers and others interested in mathematics who do not have (or have forgotten) a background in advanced mathematics may find that it is a suitable vehicle for keeping up an independent interest in the subject.