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The random walks of George Pólya

Author: Gerald L Alexanderson
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2000.
Series: MAA spectrum.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both a biography of Polya's life, and a review of his many mathematical achievements by today's experts.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: George Pólya; George Polya; George Pólya; George Pólya; George Pólya; George Pólya
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Alexanderson
ISBN: 0883855283 9780883855287
OCLC Number: 43814484
Description: xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Polya's Education --
Vienna, Gottingen, and Paris --
Zurich --
Collaboration with Szego --
Oxford and Cambridge --
The United States --
The First Visit --
Swiss Citizenship --
Stanford --
1945 --
Honors --
The Later Years --
Polya's Work in Probability / K.L. Chung --
Polya's Work in Analysis / R.P. Boas --
Comments on Number Theory / D.H. Lehmer --
Polya's Geometry / Doris Schattschneider --
Polya's Enumeration Theorem / R.C. Read --
Polya's Contributions in Mathematical Physics / M.M. Schiffer --
George Polya and Mathematics Education / Alan H. Schoenfeld --
Polya's Influence --
References to His Work --
Prizes, Awards and Lectureships Honoring / George Polya --
"On Picture Writing" / George Polya --
"Generalization, Specialization, Analogy" / George Polya --
"Heuristic Reasoning in the Theory of Numbers" / George Polya --
"Probabilities in Proofreading" / George Polya.
Series Title: MAA spectrum.
Responsibility: Gerald L. Alexanderson ; with essays by Ralph P. Boas, Jr. [and others].
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