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Problem Primer For The Olympiad is a book that focuses on the preparations for the the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad and the Regional Mathematical Olympiad. Olympiad standard problem-sets aim to help readers practice for these examinations.
Summary Of The Book
Problem Primer For The Olympiad is aimed at students who are preparing for the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad and the Regional Mathematical Olympiad. The syllabus and framework of questions of these two examinations is very different from what is taught in school. Thus, this text is designed to assist students in preparing for the Olympiads.
The book starts with a note addressed to the students by the authors. They advice their readers to use the Tool Kit section of the book, which has a collection of theorems to help students solve the problem sets. Such a section is usually not included in school textbooks. Next is a page which has a list of mathematical symbols used in the book. The book is divided into three parts, namely Problems, Toolkit and Solutions. The topics with these chapters are Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Combinatorics and Miscellaneous. The first part contains an extensive set of problems of Olympiad standard. The last pages of the book contain a section named Problems for Practice that contains mixed questions from different topics.
Problem Primer For The Olympiad is an ideal book for aspirants of Indian National Mathematical Olympiad and the Regional Mathematical Olympiad to practicing and prepare for the exams.
About The Authors
Chudamani Raghavendrachar Pranesachar currently holds a position at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Some books by the author are Challenge and Thrill of PreCollege Mathematics, 7th Standard Geometry for Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, and Mathematical Challenges from the Olympiads.
Born in 1948, he is stationed at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics. He completed his BSc. from St.Joseph’s College, MSc. from Central College, Bangalore and Phd. from IIS, all in Bangalore.
B. J. Venkatachala is an author as well an Associate Professor at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Books written by Venkatachala include Ramanujan’s Papers and Functional Equations: A Problem Solving Approach.
He is however, posted in Bangalore, at the Department of Mathematics in Indian Institute of Science. He did his B.Sc. from DVS College of Arts & Science, Shimoga, his M.Sc. from Mysore University and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science.
C S Yogananda is a Profession and the head of the Mathematics Department in Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering, Mysore.
His books are Math Unlimited: Essays in Mathematics and Collected Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
He is a Ph.D guide at both Visvesvaraya Technological University, with one student under him, and, at the University of Mysore with three students enrolled.
|Number of Pages||126 Pages|
|Author||C. S. Yogananda, C. R. Pranesachar, B. J. Venkatachala|
|School Books Details|
|Board||CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE|
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Nov 6, 2012
Good...But not for beginners!!!The book contains an excellent set of problems but they need to be practised only after you have done a lot of groundwork preparation for RMO. I made a mistake of buying this book first...just to later realise that the problems are of a very high level. So, as a beginner I purchased the book "Challenge and Thrill of Pre College Mathematics" from flipkart... and now I can easily tackle the problems of this book!!!
Dec 10, 2014
A wonderful ExperienceActually, this book is an excellent book for those preparing for INMO and RMO.It contains a large number of problems which will groom the mathematical talents to a great extent. Also vivid and lucrative solutions are also given in the book.Also the tool kit is very helpful.
Sep 7, 2012
good bookif you are searching for a book that would provide you the best of your olympiad standard problems then you have come to the right spot .the book,according to me is the best in ita class for olympiad preparation.
Dec 8, 2011
Handy in olympiad prepif yo are preparing for some olympiad, RMO to be precise its really helpful.. the problems needs skill and will help u master d knowledge u hav..
Feb 15, 2012
OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF PROBLEMS !!The authors are the best Olympiad faculty in India and this book is a extensive collection of problems. Recommended for every math lover and Olympiad aspirant.It also has a toolkit to get you better equipped for solving the problems.