A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Author: Derek Holton

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814365254

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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See also A SECOND STEP TO MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD PROBLEMS The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual international mathematics competition held for pre-collegiate students. It is also the oldest of the international science olympiads, and competition for places is particularly fierce. This book is an amalgamation of the first 8 of 15 booklets originally produced to guide students intending to contend for placement on their country's IMO team. The material contained in this book provides an introduction to the main mathematical topics covered in the IMO, which are: Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory. In addition, there is a special emphasis on how to approach unseen questions in Mathematics, and model the writing of proofs. Full answers are given to all questions. Though A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the perspective of a mathematician, it is written in a way that makes it easily comprehensible to adolescents. This book is also a must-read for coaches and instructors of mathematical competitions.
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A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Author: Derek Allan Holton

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789814273879

Category: Mathematics

Page: 279

View: 6422

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual international mathematics competition held for pre-collegiate students. It is also the oldest of the international science olympiads, and competition for places is particularly fierce. This book is an amalgamation of the first 8 of 15 booklets originally produced to guide students intending to contend for placement on their country's IMO team. The material contained in this book provides an introduction to the main mathematical topics covered in the IMO, which are: Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory. In addition, there is a special emphasis on how to approach unseen questions in Mathematics, and model the writing of proofs. Full answers are given to all questions. Though A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the perspective of a mathematician, it is written in a way that makes it easily comprehensible to adolescents. This book is also a must-read for coaches and instructors of mathematical competitions.
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A Second Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Author: Derek Holton

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813100737

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

View: 3219

See also A FIRST STEP TO MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD PROBLEMS The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual international mathematics competition held for pre-collegiate students. It is also the oldest of the international science olympiads, and competition for places is particularly fierce. This book is an amalgamation of the booklets originally produced to guide students intending to contend for placement on their country's IMO team. See also A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems which was published in 2009. The material contained in this book provides an introduction to the main mathematical topics covered in the IMO, which are: Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory. In addition, there is a special emphasis on how to approach unseen questions in Mathematics, and model the writing of proofs. Full answers are given to all questions. Though A Second Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the perspective of a mathematician, it is written in a way that makes it easily comprehensible to adolescents. This book is also a must-read for coaches and instructors of mathematical competitions.
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Lecture Notes on Mathematical Olympiad Courses

For Junior Section

Author: Jiagu Xu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814293571

Category: Electronic books

Page: 376

View: 1115

Olympiad mathematics is not a collection of techniques of solving mathematical problems but a system for advancing mathematical education. This book is based on the lecture notes of the mathematical Olympiad training courses conducted by the author in Singapore. Its scope and depth not only covers and exceeds the usual syllabus, but introduces a variety concepts and methods in modern mathematics. In each lecture, the concepts, theories and methods are taken as the core. The examples are served to explain and enrich their intension and to indicate their applications. Besides, appropriate number of test questions is available for reader''s practice and testing purpose. Their detailed solutions are also conveniently provided. The examples are not very complicated so that readers can easily understand. There are many real competition questions included which students can use to verify their abilities. These test questions are from many countries, e.g. China, Russia, USA, Singapore, etc. In particular, the reader can find many questions from China, if he is interested in understanding mathematical Olympiad in China. This book serves as a useful textbook of mathematical Olympiad courses, or as a reference book for related teachers and researchers. Errata(s). Errata. Sample Chapter(s). Lecture 16: Quadratic Surd Expressions and Their Operations (183k). Request Inspection Copy. Contents.: Volume 2: Congruence of Integers; Decimal Representation of Integers; Pigeonhole Principle; Linear Inequality and System of Linear Inequalities; Inequalities with Absolute Values; Geometric Inequalities; Solutions to Testing Questions; and other chapters. Readership: Mathematics students, school teachers, college lecturers, university professors; mathematics enthusiasts.
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Combinatorial Problems in Mathematical Competitions

Author: Yao Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812839496

Category: Mathematics

Page: 289

View: 7864

Annotation. This text provides basic knowledge on how to solve combinatorial problems in mathematical competitions, and also introduces important solutions to combinatorial problems and some typical problems with often-used solutions.
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Solving Problems in Geometry

Insights and Strategies

Author: Kim Hoo Hang,Haibin Wang

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814583766

Category:

Page: 356

View: 9873

This new volume of the Mathematical Olympiad Series focuses on the topic of geometry. Basic and advanced theorems commonly seen in Mathematical Olympiad are introduced and illustrated with plenty of examples. Special techniques in solving various types of geometrical problems are also introduced, while the authors elaborate extensively on how to acquire an insight and develop strategies in tackling difficult geometrical problems. This book is suitable for any reader with elementary geometrical knowledge at the lower secondary level. Each chapter includes sufficient scaffolding and is comprehensive enough for the purpose of self-study. Readers who complete the chapters on the basic theorems and techniques would acquire a good foundation in geometry and may attempt to solve many geometrical problems in various mathematical competitions. Meanwhile, experienced contestants in Mathematical Olympiad competitions will find a large collection of problems pitched at competitions at the international level, with opportunities to practise and sharpen their problem-solving skills in geometry. Request Inspection Copy
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Selected Problems of the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad (1962-2009)

Author: Hai Chau Le,Hai Khoi Le

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814289590

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 5643

Vietnam has actively organized the National Competition in Mathematics and since 1962, the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad (VMO). On the global stage, Vietnam has also competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) since 1974 and constantly emerged as one of the top ten. To inspire and further challenge readers, we have gathered in this book selected problems of the VMO from 1962 to 2008. A number of Selection Test problems are also included to aid in the formation and training of a national team for IMO. The book is highly useful for high school students and teachers, coaches and instructors preparing for mathematical olympiads, as well as non-experts simply interested in having the edge over their opponents in mathematical competitions.
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Mathematical Olympiad Challenges

Author: Titu Andreescu,Razvan Gelca

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817646110

Category: Mathematics

Page: 283

View: 9555

Hundreds of beautiful, challenging, and instructive problems from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, combinatorics, and number theory Historical insights and asides are presented to stimulate further inquiry Emphasis is on creative solutions to open-ended problems Many examples, problems and solutions, with a user-friendly and accessible style Enhanced motivatio References
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Probability and Expectation

In Mathematical Olympiad and Competitions

Author: Zun Shan

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813141514

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 2626

In China, lots of excellent students who are good at maths take an active part in various maths contests and the best six senior high school students will be selected to form the IMO National Team to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In the past ten years China's IMO Team has achieved outstanding results — they have won the first place almost every year. The author is one of the senior coaches of China's IMO National Team, whose students have won many gold medals many times in IMO. This book is part of the Mathematical Olympiad Series which discusses several aspects related to maths contests, such as algebra, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory and geometry. This book will, in an interesting problem-solving way, explain what probability theory is: its concepts, methods and meanings; particularly, two important concepts — probability and mathematical expectation (briefly expectation) — are emphasized. It consists of 65 problems, appended by 107 exercises and their answers.
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Mathematical Olympiad Treasures

Author: Titu Andreescu,Bogdan Enescu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817682538

Category: Mathematics

Page: 253

View: 4769

Mathematical Olympiad Treasures aims at building a bridge between ordinary high school exercises and more sophisticated, intricate and abstract concepts in undergraduate mathematics. The book contains a stimulating collection of problems in the subjects of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, number theory and combinatorics. While it may be considered a sequel to "Mathematical Olympiad Challenges," the focus is on engaging a wider audience to apply techniques and strategies to real-world problems. Throughout the book students are encouraged to express their ideas, conjectures, and conclusions in writing. The goal is to help readers develop a host of new mathematical tools that will be useful beyond the classroom and in a number of disciplines.
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First Steps for Math Olympians

Using the American Mathematics Competitions

Author: J. Douglas Faires

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883858240

Category: Mathematics

Page: 307

View: 3686

Provide students with the tools to solve problems that are found on mathematical problem-solving exams.
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Methods and Techniques for Proving Inequalities

In Mathematical Olympiad and Competitions

Author: Yong Su,Bin Xiong

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814696471

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

View: 8775

In China, lots of excellent maths students take an active interest in various maths contests and the best six senior high school students will be selected to form the IMO National Team to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In the past ten years China's IMO Team has achieved outstanding results — they won the first place almost every year. The authors are coaches of China's IMO National Team, whose students have won many gold medals many times in IMO. This book is part of the Mathematical Olympiad Series which discusses several aspects related to maths contests, such as algebra, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory and geometry. The book explains many basic techniques for proving inequalities such as direct comparison, method of magnifying and reducing, substitution method, construction method, and so on.
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Mathematical Olympiad in China (2009-2010)

Problems and Solutions

Author: Bin Xiong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814390224

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

View: 3516

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a competition for high school students. China has taken part in the IMO 21 times since 1985 and has won the top ranking for countries 14 times, with a multitude of golds for individual students. The six students China has sent every year were selected from 20 to 30 students among approximately 130 students who took part in the annual China Mathematical Competition during the winter months. This volume of comprises a collection of original problems with solutions that China used to train their Olympiad team in the years from 2009 to 2010. Mathematical Olympiad problems with solutions for the years 2002OCo2008 appear in an earlier volume, Mathematical Olympiad in China."
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The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook

An Introduction to Problem Solving Based on the First 32 British Mathematical Olympiads 1965-1996

Author: Anthony Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198501053

Category: Mathematics

Page: 229

View: 7236

Olympiad problems help able school students flex their mathematical muscles. Good Olympiad problems are unpredictable: this makes them worthwhile but it also makes them seem hard and even unapproachable. The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook contains some of the problems and solutions from the British Mathematical Olympiads from 1965 to 1996 in a form designed to help bright students overcome this barrier.
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Problems of Number Theory in Mathematical Competitions

Author: Hong-Bing Yu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814271144

Category: Mathematics

Page: 106

View: 8347

Number theory is an important research field of mathematics. In mathematical competitions, problems of elementary number theory occur frequently. These problems use little knowledge and have many variations. They are flexible and diverse. In this book, the author introduces some basic concepts and methods in elementary number theory via problems in mathematical competitions. Readers are encouraged to try to solve the problems by themselves before they read the given solutions of examples. Only in this way can they truly appreciate the tricks of problem-solving.
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Geometric Inequalities

In Mathematical Olympiad and Competitions

Author: Gangsong Leng

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814696501

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 9790

In China, lots of excellent maths students take an active interest in various maths contests and the best six senior high school students will be selected to form the IMO National Team to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In the past ten years China's IMO Team has achieved outstanding results — they won the first place almost every year. The author is one of the coaches of China's IMO National Team, whose students have won many gold medals many times in IMO. This book is part of the Mathematical Olympiad Series which discusses several aspects related to maths contests, such as algebra, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory and geometry. The book elaborates on Geometric Inequality problems such as inequality for the inscribed quadrilateral, the area inequality for special polygons, linear geometric inequalities, etc.
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Euclidean Geometry in Mathematical Olympiads

Author: Evan Chen

Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America

ISBN: 0883858398

Category: Mathematics

Page: 311

View: 1666

This is a challenging problem-solving book in Euclidean geometry, assuming nothing of the reader other than a good deal of courage. Topics covered included cyclic quadrilaterals, power of a point, homothety, triangle centers; along the way the reader will meet such classical gems as the nine-point circle, the Simson line, the symmedian and the mixtilinear incircle, as well as the theorems of Euler, Ceva, Menelaus, and Pascal. Another part is dedicated to the use of complex numbers and barycentric coordinates, granting the reader both a traditional and computational viewpoint of the material. The final part consists of some more advanced topics, such as inversion in the plane, the cross ratio and projective transformations, and the theory of the complete quadrilateral. The exposition is friendly and relaxed, and accompanied by over 300 beautifully drawn figures. The emphasis of this book is placed squarely on the problems. Each chapter contains carefully chosen worked examples, which explain not only the solutions to the problems but also describe in close detail how one would invent the solution to begin with. The text contains as selection of 300 practice problems of varying difficulty from contests around the world, with extensive hints and selected solutions. This book is especially suitable for students preparing for national or international mathematical olympiads, or for teachers looking for a text for an honor class.
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Lecture Notes on Mathematical Olympiad Courses

For Senior Section(In 2 Volumes)

Author: Jiagu Xu

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813100583

Category: Mathematics

Page: 556

View: 3042

Olympiad mathematics is not a collection of techniques of solving mathematical problems but a system for advancing mathematical education. This book is based on the lecture notes of the mathematical Olympiad training courses conducted by the author in Singapore. Its scope and depth not only covers and beyond the usual syllabus, but introduces a variety of concepts and methods in modern mathematics as well. In each lecture, the concepts, theories and methods are taken as the core. The examples serve to explain and enrich their intentions and to indicate their applications. Besides, appropriate number of test questions is available for the readers' practice and testing purpose. Their detailed solutions are also conveniently provided. The examples are not very complicated so readers can easily understand. There are many real competition questions included which students can use to verify their abilities. These test questions originate from many countries all over the world. This book will serve as a useful textbook of mathematical Olympiad courses, a self-study lecture notes for students, or as a reference book for related teachers and researchers.
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Lecture Notes on Mathematical Olympiad Courses

For Senior Section

Author: Jiagu Xu

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789814368964

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 4992

Olympiad mathematics is not a collection of techniques of solving mathematical problems but a system for advancing mathematical education. This book is based on the lecture notes of the mathematical Olympiad training courses conducted by the author in Singapore. Its scope and depth not only covers and beyond the usual syllabus, but introduces a variety of concepts and methods in modern mathematics as well. In each lecture, the concepts, theories and methods are taken as the core. The examples serve to explain and enrich their intentions and to indicate their applications. Besides, appropriate number of test questions is available for the readers' practice and testing purpose. Their detailed solutions are also conveniently provided. The examples are not very complicated so readers can easily understand. There are many real competition questions included which students can use to verify their abilities. These test questions originate from many countries all over the world. This book will serve as a useful textbook of mathematical Olympiad courses, a self-study lecture notes for students, or as a reference book for related teachers and researchers.
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How to Solve the World's Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Author: Steve Dinh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452051771

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 9501

Solutions to many of the world's Mathematical Olympiad problems to hone students' skills for competitions or simply to enhance their general mathematical knowledge. The problems include geometry, algebra, and calculus.
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