Math 96:
Putnam Seminar

Fall 2022

**Announcements:**

- First day of class September 23th 4pm in AP&M 6402
- Putnam Signups are open and can be found here: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/putnam-competition. You will need to register in order to participate (which is required in order to pass the class).
- Class on October 7th will be held over zoom at https://ucsd.zoom.us/my/dankane.
- Office hours cancelled on November 23rd.

**Homeworks: **

- Homework 1 - Due in class on Friday, September 30th.
- Homework 2 - Write up a solution to a problem covered in class. Due on Friday October 7th by email to dakane@ucsd.edu.
- Homework 3 - Due in class on Friday, October 14th.
- Homework 4 - Write up a solution to a problem covered in class on October 14th. Due in class on Friday October 21st.
- Homework 5 - Due in class on Friday, October 28th.
- Homework 6 - Write up a solution to a problem covered in class on October 28th. Due in class on Friday November 4th.
- Homework 7 - Due in class on Friday, November 18th.

**Class Notes:**

**Resources: **

- Course Syllabus
- Introductory guide to proofs.
- Course piazza page
- 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.
- Putnam registration.

**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.