By Paul Erdős, János Surányi (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1461265452

ISBN-13: 9781461265450

ISBN-10: 1461300150

ISBN-13: 9781461300151

This fairly particular e-book is a guided journey via quantity idea. whereas so much introductions to quantity thought supply a scientific and exhaustive remedy of the topic, the authors have selected as a substitute to demonstrate the numerous assorted matters by means of associating fresh discoveries, attention-grabbing equipment, and unsolved difficulties. particularly, we examine combinatorial difficulties in quantity conception, a department of arithmetic co-founded and popularized by way of Paul Erdös. Janos Suranyis tremendous educating event effectively enhances Paul Erdös'ability to start up new instructions of analysis by means of suggesting new difficulties and ways. This e-book would certainly arouse the curiosity of the coed and the trainer alike.

Until his demise in 1996, Professor Paul Erdös was once the most prolific mathematicians ever, publishing with reference to 1,500 papers. whereas his papers contributed to nearly each region of arithmetic, his major learn curiosity was once within the sector of combinatorics, graph thought, and quantity concept. he's most famed for presenting difficulties to the mathematical group which have been exquisitely basic to appreciate but tricky to resolve. He used to be presented a number of prestigious prizes together with the Frank Nelson Cole prize of the AMS.

Professor Janos Suranyi is a number one character in Hungary, not only in the mathematical group, but in addition within the making plans and carrying out of alternative academic initiatives that have ended in a brand new secondary tuition curriculum. His task has been famous via, among others, the center move of the Hungarian ornament and the Erdös Award of the area Federation of nationwide Mathematical Competitions.