Introduction to Inequalities (£15)Christopher J Bradley


The subject of inequalities provides a rich source of material for mathematics competitions and beyond. This accessible text aims to give the enthusiastic student plenty of tips on how to select the correct sort of inequality and how to apply it effectively to a given problem. For ages 16+ competition preparation.

Introduction to Inequalities is one of the UKMT's HANDBOOK series. All books in this series are aimed at students in secondary school interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills to tackle challenging problems, and can be purchased exclusively from the UKMT online shop.

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