Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning: Induction and analogy in mathematics

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Princeton University Press, 1990 - Mathematics - 280 pages
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Here the author of How to Solve It explains how to become a "good guesser." Marked by G. Polya's simple, energetic prose and use of clever examples from a wide range of human activities, this two-volume work explores techniques of guessing, inductive reasoning, and reasoning by analogy, and the role they play in the most rigorous of deductive disciplines.

  

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About the author (1990)

G. Polya (1887-1985) was Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

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