# Mathematician:George Pólya

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## Mathematician

**George Pólya** (Hungarian name: **Pólya György**) was a Hungarian mathematician best known nowadays for the books he wrote.

## Nationality

Hungarian

## History

- 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.

## Publications

- 1925:
*Problems and Theorems in Analysis I*(with Gábor Szegő) - 1925:
*Problems and Theorems in Analysis II*(with Gábor Szegő) - 1931:
*On the roots of certain algebraic equations*(*Proc. London Math. Soc.***Ser. 2****Vol. 33**: 102 – 114) (with André Bloch) - 1933:
*Abschätzung des Betrages einer Determinante*(with André Bloch) - 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**.

## Sources

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Polya, George**(1887-1985)