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In this exciting book, A Mathematical Mosaic, Ravi
Vakil, a preeminent winner of International Mathematics Olympiads,
develops some powerful problem-solving ideas underpinning
the major branches of mathematics and weaves them into a mosaic
that reveals their interconnections.
The mathematics is presented at the level of the capable
high school mathematics student, but there is much substance
for the advanced undergraduate and the intelligent lay reader.
You will find this book an invaluable source of enrichment
problems and ideas.
The style is informal, friendly, and often humorous. In
this book, Professor Vakil profiles seven other mathematics
olympiad winners including Noam Elkies, the youngest professor
to achieve tenure at Harvard.
"[A Mathematical Mosaic] is a collection of wonderful
topics from number theory through combinatorics to game theory,
presented in a fashion that seventh- and eighth-grade students
can handle yet high school students will find challenging."
John Cocharo, Saint Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX
(from a review in the Mathematics Teacher)
"A wonderfully lively and refreshing introduction
to selected topics in number theory, combinatorics, geometry,
infinity, complex numbers and calculus. Excellent off-beat
material for serious students, written by a double IMO gold
Review from The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook, by A. Gardiner,
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