## Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning, Volume 1: |

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"Polya . . . does a masterful job of showing just how plausible reasoning is used in mathematics. . . . The material in both volumes is fresh and highly original; the presentation is stimulating, informal, and occasionally humorous; examples from science, legal reasoning, and daily life make the arguments clear even to a nonspecialist. Polya's book is a rare event. . . ." "Professor Polya's beautifully written hook has become a classic. . . ." "Professor Polya . . . is interested in problem solving and the psychological aspects of mathematical discovery. . . . [These books] should provide many entertaining hours for anyone who cares to pick up the challenge." "Professor Polya presents a forceful argument for the teaching of intelligent guessing as well as proving. . . . There are also very readable and enjoyable discussions of such concepts as the isoperimetric problem and 'chance, the ever-present rival of conjecture.' "
- How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method. [Paperback]
- Isoperimetric Inequalities in Mathematical Physics. (AM-27). [Paperback]
- Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning, Volume 2: Patterns of Plausible Inference. [Paperback]
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