This book contains the text from almost 5000 problems that were published in journal problem columns during the years 1975-1979. The problems are classified and then sorted by topic. References are given for the journal, year, and page number where the solution to the problem can be found in the literature. Also included are comprehensive author, title, and citation indexes as well as problems from national, regional, and international mathematical competitions.
"This Index is the ideal retirement gift for a mathematician to allow the fun of the subject to be rediscovered after a career that has reached the point of research on a highly specialized topic and teaching of the same old subjects."
"The system for classifying problems by topic, by itself, adds an important level of organization, as does the section on notation, but the Index goes beyond this to allow related problems to be identified, and locate individuals and journals associated with these related problems. The wealth of information about the problems and their means of publication is an enormous service to anyone facing the task of preparing a list of problems."
What the reviewers said about the previous volume in this series
"[The author] hopes to publish additional indexes, working backward and forward five years at a time. The task is monumental, and the mathematical community will be greatly in Rabinowitz's debt."
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"A work that is long overdue, one is pleased to read that additional indexes are planned."