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📒Euclidean Geometry In Mathematical Olympiads ✍ Evan Chen
✏Euclidean Geometry in Mathematical Olympiads Book Summary : 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.
📒Problem Solving And Selected Topics In Euclidean Geometry ✍ Sotirios E. Louridas
✏Problem Solving and Selected Topics in Euclidean Geometry Book Summary : "Problem-Solving and Selected Topics in Euclidean Geometry: in the Spirit of the Mathematical Olympiads" contains theorems which are of particular value for the solution of geometrical problems. Emphasis is given in the discussion of a variety of methods, which play a significant role for the solution of problems in Euclidean Geometry. Before the complete solution of every problem, a key idea is presented so that the reader will be able to provide the solution. Applications of the basic geometrical methods which include analysis, synthesis, construction and proof are given. Selected problems which have been given in mathematical olympiads or proposed in short lists in IMO's are discussed. In addition, a number of problems proposed by leading mathematicians in the subject are included here. The book also contains new problems with their solutions. The scope of the publication of the present book is to teach mathematical thinking through Geometry and to provide inspiration for both students and teachers to formulate "positive" conjectures and provide solutions.
📒Challenges In Geometry ✍ Christopher J. Bradley
✏Challenges in Geometry Book Summary : Containing numerous exercises, illustrations, hints and solutions, presented in a lucid and thought-provoking style, this text provides a wide range of skills required in competitions such as the Mathematical Olympiad. With more than fifty problems in Euclidean geometry, it is ideal for Mathematical Olympiad training and also serves as a supplementary text for students in pure mathematics, particularly number theory and geometry.
📒Usa And International Mathematical Olympiads 2005 ✍ Zuming Feng
✏USA and International Mathematical Olympiads 2005 Book Summary : The Mathematical Olypiad books, covering the USA Mathematical Olypiad (USAMO) and the International Mathematical Olypiad (IMO), have been published annually by the MAA American Mathematics Competitions since 1976. This is the sixth volume in that series published by the MAA in its Problem Book series. The IMO is the work mathematics championship for high school students. It takes place annually in a different country each year. The aims of the IMO are (1) to discover, encourage and challenge mathematically gifted young people in all countries; (2) to foster friendships between mathematicians around the world; (3) to create an opportunity for the exchange of information on school syllabi and practice throughout the world. The USAMO and the Team Selection Test (TST) are the last two stages of the selection process for the United states of America IMO team. The preceding examinations are the AMC 10 or AMC12 and the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). Participation in the AIME, USAMO, and the TST is by invitation only, based on performance in the preceding exams of the sequence. Through the AMC contests and the IMO, young gifted mathematicians are identified and recognized while they are still in secondary school. Participation in the competitions provides them with the chance to measure themselves against other exceptional students from all over the world. This work was prepared by Zuming Feng, Melanie Matchett Wood, the Leader and Deputy Leader of the 2004 USA IMO team, and by Cecil Rousseau, the chair of the USAMO Committee. In addition to presenting their own carefully written solutions to the problems, Zuming and Melanie provide remarkable solutions developed by the examination committees, contestants, and experts, during or after the contests. They also provide a detailed report of the 2000 2004 USAMO/IMO results and a comprehensive guide to other material that emphasize advances problem-solving. This collection of excellent problems and beautiful solutions is a valuable companion for students who wish to develop their interest in mathematics outside the school curriculum and to deepen their knowledge of mathematics.
📒Usa And International Mathematical Olympiads 2003 ✍ Titu Andreescu
✏USA and International Mathematical Olympiads 2003 Book Summary : The Mathematical Olympiad examinations, covering the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), have been published annually since 1976. This is the fourth volume in that series. The IMO is a world mathematics competition for high school students that takes place each year in a different country. Students from all over the world participate in this competition. These Olympiad style exams consist of several challenging essay-type problems. Although a correct and complete solution to an Olympiad problem often requires deep analysis and careful argument, the problems require no more than a solid background in high school mathematics coupled with a dose of mathematical ingenuity. There are helpful hints provided for each of the problems. These hints often help lead the student to a solution of the problem. Complete solutions to each of the problems is also included, and many of the problems are presented together with a collection of remarkable solutions developed by the examination committees, contestants and experts, during or after the contest. For each problem with multiple solutions, some common crucial results are presented at the beginning of these solutions.
📒An Excursion Through Elementary Mathematics Volume Ii ✍ Antonio Caminha Muniz Neto
✏An Excursion through Elementary Mathematics Volume II Book Summary : This book provides a comprehensive, in-depth overview of elementary mathematics as explored in Mathematical Olympiads around the world. It expands on topics usually encountered in high school and could even be used as preparation for a first-semester undergraduate course. This second volume covers Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Space Geometry, Vectors in the Plane, Solids and much more. As part of a collection, the book differs from other publications in this field by not being a mere selection of questions or a set of tips and tricks that applies to specific problems. It starts from the most basic theoretical principles, without being either too general or too axiomatic. Examples and problems are discussed only if they are helpful as applications of the theory. Propositions are proved in detail and subsequently applied to Olympic problems or to other problems at the Olympic level. The book also explores some of the hardest problems presented at National and International Mathematics Olympiads, as well as many essential theorems related to the content. An extensive Appendix offering hints on or full solutions for all difficult problems rounds out the book.
📒The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook ✍ A. Gardiner
✏The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook Book Summary : Mathematical Olympiad competitions started in Hungary at the end of the nineteenth century, and are now held internationally. They bring together able secondary school pupils who attempt to solve problems which develop their mathematical skills. Olympiad problems are unpredictable and have noobvious starting point, and although they require only the skills learnt in ordinary school problems they can seem much harder. The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook introduces readers to these challenging problems and aims to convince them that Olympiads are not just for a select minority. The bookcontains problems from the first 32 British Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) papers 1965-96 and gives hints and outline solutions to each problem from 1975 onwards. An overview is given of the basic mathematical skills needed, and a list of books for further reading is provided. Working through theexercises provides a valuable source of extension and enrichment for all pupils and adults interested in mathematics.
📒Explorations In Geometry ✍ Bruce Shawyer
✏Explorations in Geometry Book Summary : This book covers the basic topics in geometry (including trigonometry) that are accessible and valuable to senior high school and university students. It also includes materials that are very useful for problem solving in mathematical competitions, from relatively easy to advanced levels, including the International Mathematical Olympiad.
📒Solving Mathematical Problems ✍ Terence Tao
✏Solving Mathematical Problems Book Summary : Authored by a leading name in mathematics, this engaging and clearly presented text leads the reader through the tactics involved in solving mathematical problems at the Mathematical Olympiad level. With numerous exercises and assuming only basic mathematics, this text is ideal for students of 14 years and above in pure mathematics.
📒Problems From Murray Klamkin ✍ Andy Liu
✏Problems from Murray Klamkin Book Summary : A collection of problems proposed by Murray Klamkin over his career. It contains the 'quickies' (problems with quick and neat solutions) he proposed in 'Crux Mathematicorum,' his longer problems, and also problems which were proposed in tribute to him after he died. Solutions are provided.