Publisher description for Equations and inequalities : elementary problems and theorems in algebra and number theory / Jiri Herman, Radan Kucera, Jaromir Simsa ; translated by Karl Dilcher.


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This book presents methods of solving problems in three areas of classical elementary mathematics: Equations and systems of equations of various kinds, algebraic inequalities, and elementary number theory, in particular divisibility and diophantine equations. In each topic, brief theoretical discussions are immediately followed by carefully worked out examples of increasing degrees of difficulty, and by exercises which range from routine to rather challenging problems. While this book emphasizes some methods that are not usually covered in beginning university courses, it nevertheless teaches techniques and skills which are useful not only in the specific topics covered here. There are approximately 330 examples and 760 exercises.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Equations -- Numerical solutions.
Inequalities (Mathematics)
Problem solving.