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Polya, George

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Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Mathematicians

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1887 - Born George Pollák in Budapest on the 13th of December.

1940 - Immigrated to US.

         - Wrote "How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method"

         - He worked on a great variety of mathematical topics, including series, number theory, combinatorics, and probability.

         - In How to Solve It, Pólya provides general heuristics for solving problems of all kinds, not simply mathematical ones.

1976 - The Mathematical Association of America established the George Pólya award "for articles of expository excellence published in the College Mathematics Journal."

         - In Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning Volume I, Pólya discusses inductive reasoning in mathematics, by which he means reasoning from particular cases to the general rule.

1985 - Died on the 7th of September in Hungarian.









 

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