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Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Here is a list of the best Problem Solving books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything (2019)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfComplex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything you’ll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at. The problem-solving…
Author(s): Charles Conn, Robert McLean

2. The Art of Problem Solving, Vol. 1: The Basics (2006)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1, is the classic problem solving textbook used by many successful MATHCOUNTS programs, and have been an important building block for students who, like the authors, performed well enough on the American Mathematics Contest series to qualify for the Math Olympiad Summer Program which trains students for the United States International Math Olympiad team. Volume 1 is appropriate for students just beginning in math contests. MATHCOUNTS and novice high school students particularly have found it invaluable. Although the Art of Problem Solving is widely used by students preparing for…
Author(s): Sandor Lehoczky, Richard Rusczyk

3. Strategies for Creative Problem Solving (2013)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf  will help you hone your creative skills and apply those skills to solve nearly any problem. Drawing on National Science Foundation-funded, advanced research that studied problem-solving techniques in all areas of modern industry, this book presents a comprehensive, systematic problem-solving framework. Through hands-on techniques and exercises drawing on realistic examples, you will learn how to approach an ill-defined problem, identify the real problem, generate and implement the best solution, evaluate what you’ve learned, and build on that knowledge.  …
Author(s): Fogler / Leblanc / Rizzo, H. Scott Fogler / Steven E. LeBlanc / Benjamin Rizzo

4. Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers (2017)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBad problem solving costs individuals and society incalculable amounts of time, money, and sanity. In this book Nat Greene—who’s been solving hard problems professionally for over twenty years—shares nine behaviors anyone can adopt to find solutions to even the most seemingly intractable problems. The problem with most problem solving, Greene says, is that it’s not problem solving at all: it’s guessing. We have an idea of what might work and we try it out. If that doesn’t work, we try something else. And so on. It’s…
Author(s): Nat Greene

5. The Art of Problem Solving, Vol. 2: And Beyond (2006)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2, is the classic problem solving textbook used by many successful high school math teams and enrichment programs and have been an important building block for students who, like the authors, performed well enough on the American Mathematics Contest series to qualify for the Math Olympiad Summer Program which trains students for the United States International Math Olympiad team. Volume 2 is appropriate for students who have mastered the problem solving fundamentals presented in Volume 1 and are ready for a greater challenge. Although the Art of Problem Solving is widely used by…
Author(s): Richard Rusczyk, Sandor Lehoczky

6. Problem Solving with C++ (9th Edition) (2014)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfYou are purchasing a standalone product; MyProgrammingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyProgrammingLab  search for ISBN-10: 0133862216/ISBN-13: 9780133862218. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133591743/ISBN-13: 9780133591743  and ISBN-10: 0133834417 /ISBN-13: 9780133834413. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. is intended for use in the C++ introductory programming course. Created for the beginner, it is also suitable for readers interested in…
Author(s): Walter Savitch

7. ADTs, Data Structures, and Problem Solving with C++ by Nyhoff (2011-08-01) (1647)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: PEARSON EDUCATION (1647) ASIN: B01JXSXJMK Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Nyhoff

8. Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics (2005)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfRare Book…
Author(s): George Lenchner

9. Data Structures and Problem Solving Using Java 4th (fourth) by Mark Allen Weiss (2009) Paperback ()

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Addison-Wesley 2009-10-07 (2009) ASIN: B00MXLUF22 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,228,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 2009

10. Engineering Problem Solving With C (4th, 13) by Etter, Delores M [Paperback (2012)] (2012)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfEngineering Problem Solving With C (4th, 13) by Etter, Delores M [Paperback (2012)]…
Author(s): Eter

11. Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors by Prichard Janet Carrano Frank M. (2011-02-03) Paperback ()

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Pearson Education; 3 edition (23 Feb. 2011) (1600) ASIN: B012YSQN24 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1600

12. Becoming a Problem Solving Genius: A Handbook of Math Strategies (2006)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfEvery math student needs a tool belt of problem solving strategies to call upon when solving word problems. In addition to many traditional strategies, this book includes new techniques such as Think 1, the 2-10 method, and others developed by math educator Ed Zaccaro. Each unit contains problems at five levels of difficulty to meet the needs of not only the average math student, but also the highly gifted. Answer key and detailed solutions are included. Grades 4-12…
Author(s): Edward Zaccaro

13. The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: The Basics Solutions Manual (2006)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis is the SOLUTIONS MANUAL ONLY to The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1. The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1, is the classic problem solving textbook used by many successful MATHCOUNTS programs, and have been an important building block for students who, like the authors, performed well enough on the American Mathematics Contest series to qualify for the Math Olympiad Summer Program which trains students for the United States International Math Olympiad team. Volume 1 is appropriate for students just beginning in math contests. MATHCOUNTS and novice high school students particularly have found it invaluable. Although the Art of Problem…
Author(s): Sandor Lehoczky, Richard Rusczyk

14. Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++ by Carrano, Frank M., Henry, Timothy. (Prentice Hall,2012) [Paperback] 6th Edition ()

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Prentice Hal,2012 ASIN: B00E2RQ33K Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,570,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14590 in Decision-Making & Problem Solving Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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15. Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures Using Python SECOND EDITION (2011)

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTHIS TEXTBOOK is about computer science. It is also about Python. However, there is much more. The study of algorithms and data structures is central to understanding what computer science is all about. Learning computer science is not unlike learning any other type of difficult subject matter. The only way to be successful is through deliberate and incremental exposure to the fundamental ideas. A beginning computer scientist needs practice so that there is a thorough understanding before continuing on to the more complex parts of the curriculum….
Author(s): Bradley N. Miller, David L. Ranum

Best Problem Solving Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some problem solving books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

How to Improve Rubber Compounds. 1500 Experimental Ideas for Problem Solving

Author(s): John S. Dick (Auth.)
Publisher: Hanser, Year: Carl, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1169069

Advanced problem solving with Maple: a first course

Author(s): Bauldry, William C.; Fox, William P
Publisher: Taylor & Francis;CRC, Year: 2020, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2414273

Solving Pavement and Construction Materials Problems with Innovative and Cutting-edge Technologies

Author(s): Zahid Hossain, Jiupeng Zhang, Can Chen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252437

Soft Computing for Problem Solving: SocProS 2017, Volume 1

Author(s): Jagdish Chand Bansal, Kedar Nath Das, Atulya Nagar, Kusum Deep, Akshay Kumar Ojha
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 36 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313715

Soft Computing for Problem Solving: SocProS 2017, Volume 2

Author(s): Jagdish Chand Bansal, Kedar Nath Das, Atulya Nagar, Kusum Deep, Akshay Kumar Ojha
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 35 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313716

Instructional Design Principles for High-Stakes Problem-Solving Environments

Author(s): Chwee Beng Lee, José Hanham, Jimmie Leppink
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314004

Adventures in Problem Solving Mathematical Marvels by Shailesh Shirali Universities Press RMO INMO IMO Mathematics Olympiads

Author(s): Shailesh Shirali Mathematical Marvel
Publisher: Shailesh Shirali Universities Press, Year: 2019, Size: 89 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2319098

Mathematical Problem Solving: Current Themes, Trends, and Research

Author(s): Peter Liljedahl, Manuel Santos-Trigo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354740

Interval Methods for Solving Nonlinear Constraint Satisfaction, Optimization and Similar Problems: From Inequalities Systems to Game Solutions

Author(s): Bartłomiej Jacek Kubica
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355040

Methods for Solving Complex Problems in Fluids Engineering

Author(s): Can Kang, Haixia Liu, Yongchao Zhang, Ning Mao
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355531

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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