Publisher description for How to solve it; a new aspect of mathematical method [by] G. Polya.
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This perennial best seller was written by an eminent mathematician, but it is a book for the general reader on how to think straight in any field. In lucid and appealing prose, it shows how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" outfrom building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished G. Polya's deft--indeed, brilliant--instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mathematics Study and teaching, Mathematics Problems, exercises, etc