# Fall 2015 MATH 191 001 SEM

Section | Days/Time | Location | Instructor | CCN |
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001 SEM | TuTh 330-5P | 385 LECONTE | ZHANG, Y | 54329 |

Units/Credit | Final Exam Group | Enrollment |
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4 | 20: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015 7-10P | Limit:35 Enrolled:13 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:22 [on 10/04/15] |

**Prerequisites:** For this class, I assume you have an intermediate background in proof-writing and solving mathematical problems. One way would be to have taken Math 55, but ideally you also would have taken or are co-taking something like Math 113 or 104. Experience in high school mathematics competitions which involve proof-writing would be another way. If you are somewhat behind on these prerequisites but are willing to learn quickly and put in some hours, you will do fine.

**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.

**Office:** 813 Evans Hall

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**Grading:** Most of the grading will come from classroom participation, as expected in a seminar format.

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