By Alexander Soifer
This e-book dramatically (by an element of 2.5) expands its predecessor, the 1994 Colorado Mathematical Olympiad: the 1st Ten Years and additional Explorations. It conveys the spirit and the fascinating historical past of the contest in addition to an overview of all unique difficulties and ideas which were created for the competition over two decades normally through the writer. a few of the difficulties have been encouraged via Russian mathematical folklore; for instance, the 1989 Sugar Cubed challenge was once written in a delightful Lewis Carroll-like tale. different exciting difficulties contain Olde Victorian Map Colourings, King Authur and the Knights of the around desk, Crawford Cowboy Had a Farm, Santa Claus and his elves portray the aircraft, and so forth. The twenty "Further Explorations" shape a different characteristic, no longer present in the other Olympiad e-book: every one exploration takes to the air a solved Olympiad challenge and leads the reader to the vanguard of arithmetic. those bridges permit younger mathematicians to interact in mathematical study all in their personal. half V of the e-book offers the microphone to the winners, who describe the function of this Olympiad of their lives and proportion their winning careers.
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