Mathematical Miniatures (Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library)

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Rather than simply a collection of problems, this book can be thought of as both a tool chest of mathematical techniques and an anthology of mathematical verse. The authors have grouped problems so as to illustrate and highlight a number of important techniques and have provided enlightening solutions in all cases. As well as this there are essays on topics that are not only beautiful but also useful. The essays are diverse and enlivened by fresh, non-standard ideas. This book not only teaches techniques but gives a flavour of their past, present and possible future implications. It is a collection of miniature mathematical works in the fullest sense.

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The authors have grouped problems to illustrate a number of important techniques, and provided enlightening solutions in all cases. There are numerous essays on diverse topics that are enlivened by fresh ideas. This book not only teaches techniques but gives a flavour of their past, present and possible future implications.

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Svetoslav Savchev was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and graduated from Sofia University in 1980. He has worked for the journal "Mathematika" since 1981, and is currently vice editor-in-chief. He is the author of several books, and has been engaged in diverse activities for gifted students.

Titu Andreescu is the Director of the American Mathematics Competition, a program of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He also serves as Chair of the USA Mathematical Olympiad committee, Head Coach of the the USA International Mathematical Olympiad Team, and Director of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program.

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