Induction And Analogy In Mathematics Pdf

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A guide to the practical art of plausible reasoning, this book has relevance in every field of intellectual activity. Professor Polya, a world-famous mathematician from Stanford University, uses mathematics to show how hunches and guesses play an important part in even the most rigorously deductive science. He explains how solutions to problems can be guessed at; good guessing is often more important than rigorous deduction in finding correct solutions. I, on Induction and Analogy in Mathematics , covers a wide variety of mathematical problems, revealing the trains of thought that lead to solutions, pointing out false bypaths, discussing techniques of searching for proofs. Problems and examples challenge curiosity, judgment, and power of invention.

Halmos reviewing the book summarised the central thesis of the book thus: ". Polya begins Volume I with a discussion on induction , not mathematical induction , but as a way of guessing new results. This is the well known Goldbach's conjecture. The first problem in the first chapter is to guess the rule according to which the successive terms of the following sequence are chosen: 11, 31, 41, 61, 71, , ,. In the next chapter the techniques of generalization, specialization and analogy are presented as possible strategies for plausible reasoning.

Analogy and Analogical Reasoning

A guide to the practical art of plausible reasoning, this book has relevance in every field of intellectual activity. Professor Polya, a world-famous mathematician from Stanford University, uses mathematics to show how hunches and guesses play an important part in even the most rigorously deductive science. He explains how solutions to problems can be guessed at; good guessing is often more important than rigorous deduction in finding correct solutions.

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Analogy and Similarity in Scientific Reasoning

An analogy is a comparison between two objects, or systems of objects, that highlights respects in which they are thought to be similar.

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Induction and Analogy in Mathematics

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