## The Random Walks of George PolyaGeorge Pólya was one of the giants of classical analysis in the 20th century, and the influence of his work can be seen far beyond analysis, into number theory, geometry, probability and combinatorics. This book serves both as a biography of Pólya's life, and a review of his many mathematical achievements by experts from a wide range of different fields. Last but not least the book finishes with two essays by Pólya himself which focus on how to learn to solve problems, a subject with which he was fascinated throughout his life. |

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I've been influenced by Sir. Polya's 'how to solve it'.And now,after glimpsing on some pages of this book that emphasizes on Sit. Polya's life in detail,I know that every giant is ordinary in dairy life but outstanding in brain.

### Contents

Prologue | 1 |

Pólyas Education | 15 |

Vienna Göttingen and Paris | 25 |

Zürich | 35 |

Collaboration with Szegő | 53 |

Oxford and Cambridge | 63 |

The United States The First Visit | 81 |

Swiss Citizenship | 87 |

Pólyas Enumeration Theorem | 223 |

Pólyas Contributions in Mathematical Physics by M M Schiffer | 227 |

George Pólya and Mathematics Education by Alan H Schoenfeld | 233 |

Pólyas Influence References to His Work | 237 |

Prizes Awards and Lectureships Honoring George Pólya | 245 |

On Picture Writing by George Pólya | 249 |

Generalization Specialization Analogy by George Pólya | 261 |

Heuristic Reasoning in the Theory of Numbers by George Pólya | 265 |

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