Building bridges between classical results and contemporary nonstandard problems, this highly relevant work embraces important topics in analysis and algebra from a problem-solving perspective. The book is structured to assist the reader in formulating and proving conjectures, as well as devising solutions to important mathematical problems by making connections between various concepts and ideas from different areas of mathematics. Instructors and motivated mathematics students from high school juniors to college seniors will find the work a useful resource in calculus, linear and abstract algebra, analysis and differential equations. Students with an interest in mathematics competitions must have this book in their personal libraries.
Titu Andreescu is an internationally acclaimed problem solving expert who has published more than 30 books in this area. Cristinel Mortici is a Romanian mathematics professor who efficiently uses a problem base approach in his teaching. Marian Tetiva is a Romanian high school teacher who strongly believes in the importance of meaningful problem solving in teaching and learning mathematics.
Mathematical (and Other) Bridges.- Cardinality.- Polynomial Functions Involving Determinants.- Some Applications of the Hamilton-Cayley Theorem.- A Decomposition Theorem Related to the Rank of a Matrix.- Equivalence Relations on Groups and Factor Groups.- Density.- The Nested Intervals Theorem.- The Splitting Method and Double Sequences.- The Number e.- The Intermediate Value Theorem.- The Extreme Value Theorem.- Uniform Continuity.- Derivatives and Functions' Variation.- Riemann and Darboux Sums.- Antiderivatives.