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George Pólya

Hungarian mathematician

1887   -   1985

country of citizenship: Hungary, United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Eötvös Loránd University, University of Vienna
occupation: mathematician, statistician, university teacher, physicist

George Pólya (; Hungarian: Pólya György [ˈpoːjɒ ˈɟørɟ]) (December 13, 1887 – July 9th, 1985) was a Hungarian mathematician. He was a professor of mathematics from 1914 to 1940 at ETH Zürich and from 1940 to 1953 at Stanford University. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorics, number theory, numerical analysis and probability theory. He is also noted for his work in heuristics and mathematics education. He has been described as one of The Martians.
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How to Solve It

(1945) is a small volume by mathematician George Pólya describing methods of problem solving

author: George Pólya

Mathematics and plausible reasoning

a book by George pólya

author: George Pólya

Problems and theorems in analysis

author: George Pólya



The Maximum of a Certain Bilinear Form ( 1926 )

scientific article published in 1926

author: G.H. Hardy, John Edensor Littlewood, George Pólya

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