The Resource Functional equations and how to solve them, Christopher G. Small
Functional equations and how to solve them, Christopher G. Small
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 Summary
 This book covers topics in the theory and practice of functional equations. Special emphasis is given to methods for solving functional equations that appear in mathematics contests, such as the Putnam competition and the International Mathematical Olympiad. This book will be of particular interest to university students studying for the Putnam competition, and to high school students working to improve their skills on mathematics competitions at the national and international level. Mathematics educators who train students for these competitions will find a wealth of material for training on functional equations problems. The book also provides a number of brief biographical sketches of some of the mathematicians who pioneered the theory of functional equations. The work of Oresme, Cauchy, Babbage, and others, is explained within the context of the mathematical problems of interest at the time. Christopher Small is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. He has served as the cocoach on the Canadian team at the IMO (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2004), as well as the Waterloo Putnam team for the William Lowell Putnam Competition (19862004). His previous books include Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Estimating Equations (Oxford 2003), The Statistical Theory of Shape (Springer 1996), Hilbert Space Methods in Probability and Statistical Inference (Wiley 1994). From the reviews: Functional Equations and How to Solve Them fills a need and is a valuable contribution to the literature of problem solving.  Henry Ricardo, MAA Reviews The main purpose and merits of the book ... are the many solved, unsolved, partially solved problems and hints about several particular functional equations.  Janos Aczel, Zentralblatt
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (129 pages)
 Contents

 An historical introduction
 Functional equations with two variables
 Functional equations with one variable
 Miscellaneous methods for functional equations
 Some closing heuristics
 Appendix: Hamel bases
 Hints and partial solutions to problems
 Isbn
 9780387345345
 Label
 Functional equations and how to solve them
 Title
 Functional equations and how to solve them
 Statement of responsibility
 Christopher G. Small
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This book covers topics in the theory and practice of functional equations. Special emphasis is given to methods for solving functional equations that appear in mathematics contests, such as the Putnam competition and the International Mathematical Olympiad. This book will be of particular interest to university students studying for the Putnam competition, and to high school students working to improve their skills on mathematics competitions at the national and international level. Mathematics educators who train students for these competitions will find a wealth of material for training on functional equations problems. The book also provides a number of brief biographical sketches of some of the mathematicians who pioneered the theory of functional equations. The work of Oresme, Cauchy, Babbage, and others, is explained within the context of the mathematical problems of interest at the time. Christopher Small is a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. He has served as the cocoach on the Canadian team at the IMO (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2004), as well as the Waterloo Putnam team for the William Lowell Putnam Competition (19862004). His previous books include Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Estimating Equations (Oxford 2003), The Statistical Theory of Shape (Springer 1996), Hilbert Space Methods in Probability and Statistical Inference (Wiley 1994). From the reviews: Functional Equations and How to Solve Them fills a need and is a valuable contribution to the literature of problem solving.  Henry Ricardo, MAA Reviews The main purpose and merits of the book ... are the many solved, unsolved, partially solved problems and hints about several particular functional equations.  Janos Aczel, Zentralblatt
 Cataloging source
 GW5XE
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Small, Christopher G
 Dewey number
 515
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 portraits
 charts
 Index
 index present
 Language note
 English
 LC call number
 QA218
 LC item number
 .S63 2007eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Problem Books in Mathematics,
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Equations
 Equations
 Mathematics
 Equations
 Mathematics
 Label
 Functional equations and how to solve them, Christopher G. Small
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 An historical introduction  Functional equations with two variables  Functional equations with one variable  Miscellaneous methods for functional equations  Some closing heuristics  Appendix: Hamel bases  Hints and partial solutions to problems
 Control code
 184985011
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (129 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780387345345
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 2474451
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387345390
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)184985011
 Label
 Functional equations and how to solve them, Christopher G. Small
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 An historical introduction  Functional equations with two variables  Functional equations with one variable  Miscellaneous methods for functional equations  Some closing heuristics  Appendix: Hamel bases  Hints and partial solutions to problems
 Control code
 184985011
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (129 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780387345345
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 2474451
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387345390
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)184985011
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