Fall 2015 MATH 191 001 SEM

Experimental Courses in Mathematics
001 SEMTuTh 330-5P 385 LECONTEZHANG, Y54329
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420: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015 7-10PLimit:35 Enrolled:13 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:22 [on 10/04/15]
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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.


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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