The Putnam Competition is a national mathematics exam for undergraduate students. It is both a challenging and fun exam, in which you will practice your problem-solving and proof-writing skills. Most of the problems require basic calculus and algebra knowledge, so first-year students are encouraged to participate.
Putnam sessions are an informal and friendly chance to meet other students and talk about problem solving. Typically we will share some problems in advance to think about, have a focused discussion at the beginning of the session and then discuss some of the problems together and have students present solutions. The meetings will be on Zoom. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Ivan Contreras (times subject to change).
Putnam Series Dates - You can attend as few or as many as you like.
Session 7: Thursday, October 8 (6:00-7:30 PM) : Combinatorics
Session 8: Tuesday, October 13 (5:00-6:30 PM): Number Theory
Session 9: Thursday, October 22 (6:00-7:30 PM): Probability
Session 10: Tuesday, October 27 (5:00-6:30 PM): Algebra
Session 11: Thursday, November 5 (6:00-7:30 PM): Complex Numbers
Session 12: Tuesday, November 10 (5:00-6:30 PM): Generating Functions
Session 13: Thursday, November 19 (6:00-7:30 PM): Favorites