The Putnam Competition is this Saturday, December 3, in DRL A2. Starts at 10:00am and ends at 6pm, with a 2-hour break in between with provided lunch.
The competition is individual and everyone can participate and compete on their own. If you have not previously signed up in the math office, you can still participate as there might be empty slots. (Currently we have 38)
For further questions email Professor Panova at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The last Problem Solving Session will be this Tuesday Nov 29, DRL 3C6, 5-6:30 pm, and will be led by Professor Kirillov. Topic — various competition problems.
The problems will be on probability, see here: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s34-problem-solving-seminar-fall-2007/assignments/prob.pdf
Session leader: Marcus Michelen.
Topics will include linear algebra problems: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s34-problem-solving-seminar-fall-2007/assignments/linalg.pdf
As usual, 4-5:30 in DRL 4C6, session to be led by Prof. Panova.
Topics — number theory, integer parts. See https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s34-problem-solving-seminar-fall-2007/assignments/cong.pdf
As usual, at 4-5:30 in DRL 4C6. The session will be led by Lyudmila Korobenko, and will have a more analytic flavor.
Next Problem solving session — October 28, Friday, 4-5:30, DRL 4C6 (as usual).
Topics — combinatorics https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s34-problem-solving-seminar-fall-2007/assignments/pigeon.pdf
and number theory: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-s34-problem-solving-seminar-fall-2007/assignments/cong.pdf
Next session is this Friday, October 21, 4-5:30 in DRL 4C6.
The topic will be combinatorics, here are some practice problems:
This week’s practice session will be on Friday October 14, at 4-5:30 pm in room DRL 4C6.
Here are the solutions from the test on Friday (to determine the Penn Putnam team): Team test solutions
This week (October 3-8) there will be no practice session. We resume next week, time and date to be announced here.