A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems: 1 by Derek Holton

The foreign Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual foreign arithmetic festival held for pre-collegiate scholars. it's also the oldest of the overseas technology olympiads, and festival for areas is especially fierce. This e-book is an amalgamation of the 1st eight of 15 booklets initially produced to steer scholars meaning to contend for placement on their country's IMO team.

The fabric contained during this e-book presents an creation to the most mathematical issues lined within the IMO, that are: Combinatorics, Geometry and quantity thought. furthermore, there's a detailed emphasis on tips to process unseen questions in arithmetic, and version the writing of proofs. complete solutions are given to all questions.

Though A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the point of view of a mathematician, it truly is written in a manner that makes it simply understandable to teenagers. This booklet can also be a must-read for coaches and teachers of mathematical competitions.

Contents:

  • Jugs and Stamps: tips on how to clear up Problems
  • Combinatorics I
  • Graph Theory
  • Number idea 1
  • Geometry 1
  • Proof
  • Geometry 2
  • Some IMO Problems

Readership: college scholars willing to benefit extra of arithmetic and in particular arithmetic concerning the IMO; coaches and teachers of mathematical competitions.