Versatile and comprehensive in content, this book of problems will appeal to students in nearly all areas of mathematics. The text offers original and advanced problems proposed from 1995 to 2016 at the Mathematics Olympiads. Essential for undergraduate students, PhD students, and instructors, the problems in this book vary in difficulty and cover most of the obligatory courses given at the undergraduate level, including calculus, algebra, geometry, discrete mathematics, measure theory, complex analysis, differential equations, and probability theory. Detailed solutions to all of the problems from Part I are supplied in Part II, giving students the ability to check their solutions and observe new and unexpected ideas. Most of the problems in this book are not technical and allow for a short and elegant solution. The problems given are unique and non-standard; solving the problems requires a creative approach as well as a deep understanding of the material. Nearly all of the problems are originally authored by lecturers, PhD students, senior undergraduates, and graduate students of the mechanics and mathematics faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as well as by many others from Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, and the United States.
Volodymyr Brayman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematical Analysis in the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is an expert in stochastic processes, a jury member in various mathematics competitions, and an author of numerous problems proposed at the competitions. Alexander Kukush is a full Professor at the Department of Mathematical Analysis in the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is an expert in mathematical and applied statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. Prof. Kukush co-authored a problem book titled Theory of Stochastic Processes (ISBN:978-0-387-87861-4) published with Springer, and has authored numerous problems proposed at the mathematics competitions.
Foreword.- Preface.- Part I.- Problems (1995-2016) .- Part II. Solutions (1995-2016).- References.- Thematic Index.