Leningrad Mathematical Olympiads 1987-1991 (Contests in Mathematics Series ; Vol. 1)

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9780962640148: Leningrad Mathematical Olympiads 1987-1991 (Contests in Mathematics Series ; Vol. 1)
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This book is representative of the oldest and most prestigious competitions held in the former Soviet Union. This material, formerly unavailable to the Western world, is now accessible in English for the first time.

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Dmitry V. Fomin was born in 1965. He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1986. His fields of interest are topology and combinatorics. He ran the math circle for gifted pupils during the years 1983-1989 and has much experience in educating able students of high school. He is also an executive secretary of the St. Petersburg Mathematical Olympiad's jury and a member of the Problems Committee of the International Tournament of Towns. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Chair of High Geometry on the faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of St. Petersburg State University. Alexey L. Kirichenko was born in 1967. He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1988. His area of interest is geometry of plane curves. He is also a computer scientist and consults in the area of computer graphics. For several years he was a member of the St. Petersburg Mathematical Olympiad's jury and ran math courses for gifted students during the years 1985-1990. Now he is a visiting lecturer of mathematics at St. Petersburg Electro-Technical University, teaching courses for high-ability undergraduates.

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An outstanding collection of inviting challenging problems graded by level of difficulty from middle school to high school. -- Loren C. Larson from The American Mathematical Monthly 104(1997)479-480

An outstanding collection of inviting challenging problems graded by level of difficulty from middle school to high school. --Loren C. Larson from The American Mathematical Monthly 104(1997)479-480

I warmly recommend it to anyone interested in mathematical competitions, or just in nice problems. -- Jósef Pelikán from Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem 23(1997)78-80

I warmly recommend it to anyone interested in mathematical competitions, or just in nice problems. --Jósef Pelikán from Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem 23(1997)78-80

The feeling of joy and happiness that overwhelmed me while reading this text is inexpressible in a few sentences. -- Medhat H. Rahim from School Science and Mathematics 98(1998)48-49

The feeling of joy and happiness that overwhelmed me while reading this text is inexpressible in a few sentences. --Medhat H. Rahim from School Science and Mathematics 98(1998)48-49

I warmly recommend it to anyone interested in mathematical competitions, or just in nice problems. --Jósef Pelikán from Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem 23(1997)78-80

The feeling of joy and happiness that overwhelmed me while reading this text is inexpressible in a few sentences. --Medhat H. Rahim from School Science and Mathematics 98(1998)48-49

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