Math 96:
Putnam Seminar

Fall 2024

**Announcements:**

- First day of class September 27th
2pm in AP&M B402A

- For Commencement of Academic Activity, please complete the quiz on Canvas by October 11th
- You can register for the Putnam Exam here

**Homeworks: **

- Homework 1 Due Friday October 4th in class
- Homework 2 Due Friday October 11th in class
- Homework 3 - Write up one problem solved in class on October 11th cleanly. Due in class Friday October 18th

**Class Notes:**

**Resources: **

- Course Syllabus
- Introductory guide to proofs.
- Lecture podcast.

- UCSD Putnam discord server

- Kiran’s Putnam archive.
- Previous years' handouts.
- If you want something slightly easier to practice on, check out the Van Vleck Talent Search Problems and Solutions.

**Course
Description**: Students will develop skills in analytical
thinking as they solve and present solutions to challenging
mathematical problems in preparation for the William Lowell
Putnam Mathematics Competition, a national undergraduate
mathematics examination held each year. Students must sit for at
least one half of the Putnam exam (given the first Saturday in
December) to receive a passing grade. P/NP grades only. May be
taken for credit up to four times.