Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University
Stephen Siklos, Cambridge University
Copyright Year: 2016
ISBN 13: 9781783741441
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
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Table of Contents
- Worked Problems
About the Book
Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently.
About the Contributors
Stephen Siklos lectures in the Faculty of Mathematics at Cambridge University. His main area of research is Einstein's theory of General Relativity. For many years, Dr. Siklos was the Admissions Officer for the Faculty of Mathematics, dealing with issues at the interface of school and university mathematics. He has presided over the STEP examinations, used as a qualification for undergraduate admissions by some of the top British university mathematics departments, for thirty years. Dr. Siklos lives in Cambridge with his partner, who is a geologist, and their two children. He very much likes playing tennis, listening to music and reading old examination papers.