Fall 2014 MATH 191 001 SEM

Experimental Courses in Mathematics
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimeLocationInstructorCCN
001 SEMTuTh 11-1230P 9 EVANSZHANG, Y54296
Units/CreditFinal Exam GroupEnrollment
49: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014 8-11ALimit:35 Enrolled:31 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:4 [on 10/09/14]

Restrictions: BY CATEGORY

Note: Enrollment instructions are available at math.berkeley.edu/courses/enrollment-scheduling.

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Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Some proof-writing experience is recommended.

Syllabus: Historically, this is the Putnam Workshop, which seeks to prepare students for the Putnam Mathematical Competition. This particular incarnation will treat the Putnam as a means and not an end. The focus will be on improving domain-general problem-solving ability through using the Putnam as case study. The material will come from a variety of sources, including the Putnam itself, high-school math Olympiads (which are usually more intricate!), tech interview questions, etc. 

The students are expected to take part in the real Putnam Exam. Most of the grading will come from classroom participation, as expected in a seminar format. 

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Course Webpage: http://math.berkeley.edu/~yanzhang/classes/math191f14