PUTNAM TRAINING AND RESOURCES
Fall 2021

Location: Lunt 104
 
Day/Time: Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (normal session) or 8:00pm (extended session)
 


TRAINING SESSIONS

Unless otherwise specified all sessions are in Lunt 104 on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm or 8:00pm (check the schedule below).

SCHEDULE

When What
Tuesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-7:30pm Elton Hsu - Analysis
Tuesday, October 12th, 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Miguel A. Lerma - Inequalities
 
We will look at some challenging problems involving inequalities, as well as optimization problems that are hard to solve using conventional techniques but become much simpler by using a "guess and prove" approach.
 
Problems for the training session - Solutions
 
Here is a full list of problems on inequalities (with hints and solutions).
 
Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Miguel A. Lerma - Induction and Recurrences
 
Links to theoretical introduction to: induction and recurrences
 
Problems for the training session (and solutions)
 
Here is a full list of problems on induction and recurrences (with hints and solutions).
 
Tuesday, October 26th, 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Dmitry Tamarkin
Tuesday, November 2nd, 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Apurva Nakade - Number Theory - List of Problems
Tuesday, November 9th 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Elton Hsu
Tuesday, November 16th 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Miguel A. Lerma - Pigeonhole Principle, Generating Functions, Telescoping.
Problems for the training session (and solutions)
Tuesday, November 23th 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Miguel A. Lerma - Miscellaneous - Problems that do not completely fit in any of the previous categories.
Problems for the training session (and solutions)
Tuesday, November 30th 6:30pm-8:00pm (*) Miguel A. Lerma - Easy Putnam Problems - The easiest problems from previous Putnam examinations.
Problems for the training session (and solutions)
(*) Extended 1 1/2 h session.

 

Annoucement in Math calendar

 

Links

Collections of Problems

Bibliography