George Pólya (Hungarian name: Pólya György) was a Hungarian mathematician best known nowadays for the books he wrote.
- Born: 13 Dec 1887, Budapest, Hungary
- Died: 7 Sept 1985, Palo Alto, California, USA
Theorems and Definitions
- All Horses are the Same Colour
- Hilbert-Pólya Conjecture (with David Hilbert)
- Pólya-Vinogradov Inequality (independently of Ivan Matveevich Vinogradov)
- Pólya's Urn
Results named for George Pólya can be found here.
Definitions of concepts named for George Pólya can be found here.
- 1925: Problems and Theorems in Analysis I (with Gábor Szegő)
- 1925: Problems and Theorems in Analysis II (with Gábor Szegő)
- 1934: Inequalities (with G.H. Hardy and J.E. Littlewood)
- 1945: How To Solve It
- 1954: Induction and Analogy in Mathematics
- 1954: Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning
- 1956: On Picture-Writing (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 63: 689 – 697) www.jstor.org/stable/2309555
- 1974: The Stanford Mathematics Problem Book (with Jeremy Kilpatrick)
Also known as
His name can often be seen rendered without its diacritic: George Polya.
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