The Nature of Mathematics, 12th Edition
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Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
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Welcome to The Nature of Mathematics
12th Edition

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Experience mathematics and hone your problem-solving skills with THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS and its accompanying online learning tools. The author introduces you to Polya's problem-solving techniques and then shows you how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems. You'll also find coverage of historical topics, and exercise sets that feature problems applied to real world settings.

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