https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Arinkin&feedformat=atomUW-Math Wiki - User contributions [en]2021-02-25T03:19:55ZUser contributionsMediaWiki 1.30.1https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=20874Putnam Club2021-02-23T00:30:27Z<p>Arinkin: /* Spring 2021 */</p>
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<div>==Spring 2021==<br />
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE SPRING 2021 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. In a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3-hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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Due to the coronavirus crisis, '''the 81st Putnam Competition''', originally scheduled for Fall 2020, has been postponed until Feb. 20, 2021. The competition was in an '''unofficial mode''', with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, and no national recognition of high-scoring individuals or teams. The solution papers are uploaded by participants for grading. Scores will be reported back privately to the individual participants and the local supervisor of each institution will receive a report of the scores of the students for that institution. <br />
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|Meeting Feb 10, 2021<br />
Botong Wang<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Feb 10, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-yhpjstHt34UK8YJ9_mZJ7NT_G3NLcM After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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The first two meetings will be presented by Botong. We will look at some of the most recent Putnam exams to help you prepare for the coming one. <br />
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On Feb 10, we will go over some of the [https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Putnam/2019/2019PutnamProblems.pdf 2019 Putnam problems]. <br />
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|Meeting Feb 17, 2021<br />
Botong Wang <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We will continue to discuss problems in the 2019 Putnam competition. We will also look at some of the [https://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2018.pdf 2018 Putnam problems]. </span> <br />
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|Meeting Feb 24, 2021<br />
Dima Arinkin<br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We will look at some of the problems from [https://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2020.pdf this year's Putnam] (which took place last weekend). </span> <br />
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==Fall 2020==<br />
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE FALL 2020 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2020.pdf | problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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|Meeting 18 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). Continuing with the linear algebra: here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2_2020.pdf | problems]] (including some left-overs from the last time). <br />
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|Meeting 2 Dec 2020<br />
Botong Wang <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''limits of sequences''' (sections 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5 in Putnam and Beyond). We will go over some basic theorems and discuss how to apply them. Here is the [[Media:Putnam_limits.pdf | worksheet]].<br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
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==Fall 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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==Fall 2014==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=20873Putnam Club2021-02-23T00:29:23Z<p>Arinkin: /* Spring 2021 */</p>
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<div>==Spring 2021==<br />
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE SPRING 2021 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. In a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3-hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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Due to the coronavirus crisis, '''the 81st Putnam Competition''', originally scheduled for Fall 2020, has been postponed until Feb. 20, 2021. The competition was in an '''unofficial mode''', with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, and no national recognition of high-scoring individuals or teams. The solution papers are uploaded by participants for grading. Scores will be reported back privately to the individual participants and the local supervisor of each institution will receive a report of the scores of the students for that institution. <br />
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|Meeting Feb 10, 2021<br />
Botong Wang<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Feb 10, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-yhpjstHt34UK8YJ9_mZJ7NT_G3NLcM After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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The first two meetings will be presented by Botong. We will look at some of the most recent Putnam exams to help you prepare for the coming one. <br />
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On Feb 10, we will go over some of the [https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Putnam/2019/2019PutnamProblems.pdf 2019 Putnam problems]. <br />
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|Meeting Feb 17, 2021<br />
Botong Wang <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We will continue to discuss problems in the 2019 Putnam competition. We will also look at some of the [https://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2018.pdf 2018 Putnam problems]. </span> <br />
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|Meeting Feb 24, 2021<br />
Dima Arinkin<br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We will look at some of the problems from this year's Putnam (which was last weekend) [https://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2020.pdf 2020 Putnam problems]. </span> <br />
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==Fall 2020==<br />
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE FALL 2020 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2020.pdf | problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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|Meeting 18 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). Continuing with the linear algebra: here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2_2020.pdf | problems]] (including some left-overs from the last time). <br />
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|Meeting 2 Dec 2020<br />
Botong Wang <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''limits of sequences''' (sections 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5 in Putnam and Beyond). We will go over some basic theorems and discuss how to apply them. Here is the [[Media:Putnam_limits.pdf | worksheet]].<br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
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==Fall 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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==Fall 2014==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=20364Putnam Club2020-11-17T23:04:06Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE FALL 2020 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2020.pdf | problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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|Meeting 18 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). Continuing with the linear algebra: here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2_2020.pdf | problems]] (including some left-overs from the last time). <br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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==Fall 2014==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE FALL 2020 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2020.pdf | problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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|Meeting 18 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). Continuing with the linear algebra: here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2_2020.pdf | problems]] (including some left-overs from the last time). <br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=20326Putnam Club2020-11-11T00:11:22Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[Media:linear_algebra_2020.pdf | problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
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==Fall 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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==Fall 2014==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Linear_algebra_2020.pdf&diff=20325File:Linear algebra 2020.pdf2020-11-11T00:09:35Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<span style="color:Indigo"><font size="5"> <div style="text-align: center;">WELCOME TO THE FALL 2020 PUTNAM CLUB!</div></font></span><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson"><font size="3">Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Tatiana Shcherbyna, Botong Wang </font></span><br />
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The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It a regular year is given on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:crimson">However, this year things are a bit unusual. The 2020 Putnam competition is postponed until February 20, 2021. It is not determined yet whether the competition will be in person or online yet.Here is the original statement on the official webpage of the contest:</span> </div><br />
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''Due to the coronavirus crisis, most students in the US and Canada are unable to return to campuses this fall. Therefore, the 81st Putnam Competition, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, will be postponed until February 20, 2021. If most students can return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date can go forward in much the same form as in previous years. On the other hand, if most students are unable to return to campuses in the spring, the competition on that date will proceed in an unofficial mode, with no proctors, no prizes, no awards, but with solution papers submitted for grading by participants themselves and scores reported back privately to the individual participants.<br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;">[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ <font size="3">Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.</font>]</div></div><br />
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ <span style="color:crimson"> over here.</div>] <br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="3">'''We will have online meetings every Wednesday 5:00-6:30PM. ''' </font></div><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><div style="background-color:pink;"> <font size="3">The first meeting of this semester will happen on the 16th of September 2020! Please let all your colleagues know that we are continuing the Putnam Club and we are enthusiastic and hopeful we will keep you all engaged throughout the semester!</font> </div></div><br />
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|Meeting 16 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim<br />
|ZOOM MEETING: Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. <br />
When: Sep 16, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) <br />
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Register in advance for this meeting:<br />
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcumhrz4pEtJRe_o0WTGM26u2zTM8T6J5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.<br />
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You will meet us all at some point in time:) First two meetings will be presented by Mihaela. We will each teach two consecutive meetings. <br />
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<span style="color:blue">UPDATE (09/17/2020): e met and all the documents (problems discussed and solutions given by you in class, are now shared with you via onedrive (app related to your outlook wisc account!)). I have also sent to you an invitation to use the witheboard attached to the same wisc account! But, do not feel discouraged in case you want to join later! You are always welcomed! </span><br />
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<span style="color:green"> Please check out the following book: '''Putnam and Beyond'''! We will use it throughout the meetings!</span><br />
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The first list of problems is posted! Please email me if you want access to it! [[File:Putnam_Problem_Set_1.pdf ]]<br />
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|Meeting 23 SEPT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| Zoom: Please join using the above link!<br />
<span style="color:Indigo">We discussed the problems given in the Putnam_Problem_Set_1 and their solutions are now posted on the shared folder.<br />
In addition I have also gave you the following problems to think at. [[File:Putnam_September_23_2020.pdf]]</span> <br />
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|Meeting 30 SEPT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please consider joining ! <br />
<span style="color:Indigo">The next meeting will cover NUMBER THEORY! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File:Putnam_nt1(1).pdf ]]</span><br />
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|Meeting 7 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbyna <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam_nt2.pdf]] If you have solutions for the previous proposed set of problems, please email them so that we can compile a set of solutions. We will post them in our onedrive folder. If you are new, please email us and we will give access to it!<br />
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|Meeting 14 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! Here is the list of problems for the next meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] A more detailed list is posted on onedrive! <br />
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|Meeting 21 OCT 2020<br />
Mihaela Ifrim <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! We worked out some of the problem proposed on the previous meeting!!! [[File:Putnam-Problems-and-Theory-form-Oct-14th-2020-short.pdf ]] Some solutions will be posted on onedrive! Reach out to us if you would like access to the solutions and you did not register yet! <br />
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|Meeting 28 OCT 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| ZOOM: Please join! The next two meeting will cover '''Polynomials'''! Please see the attached list of problems!! Enjoy!!! [[File: putnam_pol1.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the theory discussed on Oct 28 and hints to the problems [[File: putnam_pol1_hints.pdf ]] and [[File: polynomials_theory.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 4 Nov 2020<br />
Tatyana Shcherbina <br />
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| Here are the solutions of Polynomials problems [[File: putnam_Oct28_sol.pdf ]] <br />
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|Meeting 11 Nov 2020<br />
Dima Arinkin <br />
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| On ZOOM (the link is above). The topic for the next two meetings is '''Linear algebra'''. Here are the [[File:linear_algebra_2020.pdf|problems]] I plan to discuss, and here is a short [http://math.northwestern.edu/putnam/filom/Linear_and_Abstract_Algebra.pdf summary] (from NWU) of some common linear algebra techniques for math contests.<br />
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==Spring 2020==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. <br />
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The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 5: [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020.pdf | Binomial coefficients and generating functions]] [[Media:Putnam_Binomial2020_answer.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong <br />
* February 19: [[Media:Putnam_Number_theory2020.pdf | Number theory]] [[Media:Putnam_Number2020.pdf | (Answers and hints)]] Botong<br />
* March 4 and 11: [[Media: Inequalities.pdf | Inequalities]] ( Note comming up!) Kim<br />
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==Fall 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
* November 13: ??<br />
* November 20: [[Geometry.pdf | Geometry]] ( Note comming up!) Mihaela<br />
* November 27: [[No meeting! Thanksgiving! ]]<br />
* December 4: Last meeting of the semester! Please come and bring your friends too!! It will be fun! Mihaela<br />
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==Spring 2019==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other Olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
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==Fall 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2020&diff=19820Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20202020-09-15T16:48:25Z<p>Arinkin: /* Dima Arinkin */</p>
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<div>The Virtual Seminar will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm via Zoom. We will also link to relevant or interesting Zoom talks outside of the seminar.<br />
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==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the AGS mailing list by sending an email to ags+join@g-groups.wisc.edu to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
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== COVID-19 Update ==<br />
As a result of Covid-19, the seminar for this semester will be held virtually.<br />
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== Fall 2020 Schedule ==<br />
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|September 14 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 1/4 in lecture series at Imperial College - Register here to get the link to the talk!]<br />
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|September 18 <br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~arinkin/ Dima Arinkin (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Dima Arinkin|Singular support of categories]]<br />
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|September 21 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 2/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
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|September 28 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 3/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
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|October 5 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 4/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
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|October 7 @ 8pm<br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~shamgar// Shamgar Gurevich (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Shamgar Gurevich|Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields]]<br />
| [https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOGhqjwiE91DEddxUhCudfQX5mzp-cPQ Register here to get link to talk at University of Sydney]<br />
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|October 9<br />
|German Stefanich (Berkeley)<br />
|TBA<br />
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|October 16<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
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|October 23 <br />
|Nadia Ott (Mittag-Leffler Institute)<br />
|[[#Nadia Ott|The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures]]<br />
|TBA <br />
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|October 30<br />
|[http://w3.impa.br/~heluani/ Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)]<br />
|[[#Reimundo Heluani|Rogers Ramanujan type identities coming from representation theory]]<br />
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|[https://bakker.people.uic.edu/ Ben Bakker (UIC)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
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|November 13<br />
|[https://pages.uoregon.edu/honigs/ Katrina Honigs (Oregon)]<br />
|TBA<br />
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== Abstracts ==<br />
===Andrei Căldăraru===<br />
'''Categorical Enumerative Invariants'''<br />
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I will talk about recent papers with Junwu Tu, Si Li, and Kevin Costello where we give a computable definition of Costello's 2005 invariants and compute some of them. These invariants are associated to a pair (A,s) consisting of a cyclic A∞-algebra and a choice of splitting s of its non-commutative Hodge filtration. They are expected to recover classical Gromov-Witten invariants when A is obtained from the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold, as well as extend various B-model invariants (solutions of Picard-Fuchs equations, BCOV invariants, B-model FJRW invariants) when A is obtained from the derived category of a manifold or a matrix factorization category.<br />
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===Dima Arinkin===<br />
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'''Singular support of categories'''<br />
<br />
In many situations, geometric objects on a space have some kind of singular support, which refines the usual support.<br />
For instance, for smooth X, the singular support of a D-module (or a perverse sheaf) on X is as a conical subset<br />
of the cotangent bundle; there is also a version of this notion for coherent sheaves on local complete intersections.<br />
I would like to describe a higher categorical version of this notion.<br />
<br />
Let X be a smooth variety, and let Z be a closed conical isotropic subset of the cotangent bundle of X. I will define a<br />
2-category associated with Z; its objects may be viewed as `categories over X with singular support in Z'. In particular, if Z is<br />
the zero section, this gives the notion of categories over Z in the usual sense.<br />
<br />
The project is motivated by the local geometric Langlands correspondence; I will sketch the relation with the Langlands correspondence without <br />
going into details.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a finite group G in terms of sums over<br />
its characters. For estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the character ratio:<br />
Trace(ρ(g)) / dim(ρ), for an irreducible representation ρ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis<br />
and Shahshahani stated a formula of the mentioned type for analyzing certain random walks on G. Recently,<br />
we discovered that for classical groups G over finite fields there is a natural invariant of representations that<br />
provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant rank. Rank suggests a new<br />
organization of representations based on the very few “Small” ones. This stands in contrast to Harish-Chandra’s<br />
“philosophy of cusp forms”, which is (since the 60s) the main organization principle, and is based on the (huge<br />
collection) of “Large” representations. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for the group GLn over finite<br />
fields, demonstrate how it controls the character ratio, and explain how one can apply the results to verify<br />
mixing time and rate for random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas A&M). The<br />
numerics for this work was carried with Steve Goldstein (Madison) and John Cannon (Sydney).<br />
<br />
===Ruijie Yang===<br />
'''TBD<br />
'''<br />
<br />
===Nadia Ott===<br />
'''The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures<br />
<br />
Super Riemann surfaces (SUSY curves) arise in the formulation of superstring theory, and their moduli spaces, called supermoduli space, are the integration spaces for superstring scattering amplitudes. I will focus specifically on genus zero SUSY curves. As with ordinary curves, genus zero SUSY curves present a certain challenge, as they have an infinitesimal group of automorphisms, and so in order for the moduli problem to be representable by a Deligne-Mumford superstack, we must introduce punctures. In fact, there are two kinds of punctures on a SUSY curve of Neveu-Schwarz or Ramond type. Neveu-Schwarz punctures are entirely analogous to the marked points in ordinary moduli theory. By contrast, the Ramond punctures are more subtle and have no ordinary analog. I will give a construction of the moduli space M_{0,n}^R of genus zero SUSY curves with Ramond punctures as a Deligne-Mumford superstack by an explicit quotient presentation (rather than by an abstract existence argument).<br />
<br />
===Reimundo Heluani===<br />
'''A Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater type identity related to the Ising model'''<br />
<br />
We prove three new q-series identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater<br />
type. We find a PBW basis for the Ising model as a consequence of one of these<br />
identities. If time permits it will be shown that the singular support of the<br />
Ising model is a hyper-surface (in the differential sense) on the arc space of<br />
it's associated scheme. This is joint work with G. E. Andrews and J. van Ekeren<br />
and is available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10769</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2020&diff=19819Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20202020-09-15T16:47:59Z<p>Arinkin: /* Dima Arinkin */</p>
<hr />
<div>The Virtual Seminar will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm via Zoom. We will also link to relevant or interesting Zoom talks outside of the seminar.<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the AGS mailing list by sending an email to ags+join@g-groups.wisc.edu to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== COVID-19 Update ==<br />
As a result of Covid-19, the seminar for this semester will be held virtually.<br />
<br />
== Fall 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | link to talk<br />
|-<br />
|September 14 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 1/4 in lecture series at Imperial College - Register here to get the link to the talk!]<br />
|-<br />
|September 18 <br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~arinkin/ Dima Arinkin (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Dima Arinkin|Singular support of categories]]<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 21 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 2/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|September 28 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 3/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 5 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 4/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 7 @ 8pm<br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~shamgar// Shamgar Gurevich (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Shamgar Gurevich|Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields]]<br />
| [https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOGhqjwiE91DEddxUhCudfQX5mzp-cPQ Register here to get link to talk at University of Sydney]<br />
|-<br />
|October 9<br />
|German Stefanich (Berkeley)<br />
|TBA<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 16<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 23 <br />
|Nadia Ott (Mittag-Leffler Institute)<br />
|[[#Nadia Ott|The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures]]<br />
|TBA <br />
|-<br />
|October 30<br />
|[http://w3.impa.br/~heluani/ Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)]<br />
|[[#Reimundo Heluani|Rogers Ramanujan type identities coming from representation theory]]<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|November 6<br />
|[https://bakker.people.uic.edu/ Ben Bakker (UIC)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|-<br />
|November 13<br />
|[https://pages.uoregon.edu/honigs/ Katrina Honigs (Oregon)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Andrei Căldăraru===<br />
'''Categorical Enumerative Invariants'''<br />
<br />
I will talk about recent papers with Junwu Tu, Si Li, and Kevin Costello where we give a computable definition of Costello's 2005 invariants and compute some of them. These invariants are associated to a pair (A,s) consisting of a cyclic A∞-algebra and a choice of splitting s of its non-commutative Hodge filtration. They are expected to recover classical Gromov-Witten invariants when A is obtained from the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold, as well as extend various B-model invariants (solutions of Picard-Fuchs equations, BCOV invariants, B-model FJRW invariants) when A is obtained from the derived category of a manifold or a matrix factorization category.<br />
<br />
===Dima Arinkin===<br />
<br />
Singular support of categories<br />
<br />
In many situations, geometric objects on a space have some kind of singular support, which refines the usual support.<br />
For instance, for smooth X, the singular support of a D-module (or a perverse sheaf) on X is as a conical subset<br />
of the cotangent bundle; there is also a version of this notion for coherent sheaves on local complete intersections.<br />
I would like to describe a higher categorical version of this notion.<br />
<br />
Let X be a smooth variety, and let Z be a closed conical isotropic subset of the cotangent bundle of X. I will define a<br />
2-category associated with Z; its objects may be viewed as `categories over X with singular support in Z'. In particular, if Z is<br />
the zero section, this gives the notion of categories over Z in the usual sense.<br />
<br />
The project is motivated by the local geometric Langlands correspondence; I will sketch the relation with the Langlands correspondence without <br />
going into details.<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a finite group G in terms of sums over<br />
its characters. For estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the character ratio:<br />
Trace(ρ(g)) / dim(ρ), for an irreducible representation ρ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis<br />
and Shahshahani stated a formula of the mentioned type for analyzing certain random walks on G. Recently,<br />
we discovered that for classical groups G over finite fields there is a natural invariant of representations that<br />
provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant rank. Rank suggests a new<br />
organization of representations based on the very few “Small” ones. This stands in contrast to Harish-Chandra’s<br />
“philosophy of cusp forms”, which is (since the 60s) the main organization principle, and is based on the (huge<br />
collection) of “Large” representations. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for the group GLn over finite<br />
fields, demonstrate how it controls the character ratio, and explain how one can apply the results to verify<br />
mixing time and rate for random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas A&M). The<br />
numerics for this work was carried with Steve Goldstein (Madison) and John Cannon (Sydney).<br />
<br />
===Ruijie Yang===<br />
'''TBD<br />
'''<br />
<br />
===Nadia Ott===<br />
'''The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures<br />
<br />
Super Riemann surfaces (SUSY curves) arise in the formulation of superstring theory, and their moduli spaces, called supermoduli space, are the integration spaces for superstring scattering amplitudes. I will focus specifically on genus zero SUSY curves. As with ordinary curves, genus zero SUSY curves present a certain challenge, as they have an infinitesimal group of automorphisms, and so in order for the moduli problem to be representable by a Deligne-Mumford superstack, we must introduce punctures. In fact, there are two kinds of punctures on a SUSY curve of Neveu-Schwarz or Ramond type. Neveu-Schwarz punctures are entirely analogous to the marked points in ordinary moduli theory. By contrast, the Ramond punctures are more subtle and have no ordinary analog. I will give a construction of the moduli space M_{0,n}^R of genus zero SUSY curves with Ramond punctures as a Deligne-Mumford superstack by an explicit quotient presentation (rather than by an abstract existence argument).<br />
<br />
===Reimundo Heluani===<br />
'''A Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater type identity related to the Ising model'''<br />
<br />
We prove three new q-series identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater<br />
type. We find a PBW basis for the Ising model as a consequence of one of these<br />
identities. If time permits it will be shown that the singular support of the<br />
Ising model is a hyper-surface (in the differential sense) on the arc space of<br />
it's associated scheme. This is joint work with G. E. Andrews and J. van Ekeren<br />
and is available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10769</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2020&diff=19818Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20202020-09-15T16:45:34Z<p>Arinkin: /* Fall 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The Virtual Seminar will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm via Zoom. We will also link to relevant or interesting Zoom talks outside of the seminar.<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the AGS mailing list by sending an email to ags+join@g-groups.wisc.edu to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== COVID-19 Update ==<br />
As a result of Covid-19, the seminar for this semester will be held virtually.<br />
<br />
== Fall 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | link to talk<br />
|-<br />
|September 14 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 1/4 in lecture series at Imperial College - Register here to get the link to the talk!]<br />
|-<br />
|September 18 <br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~arinkin/ Dima Arinkin (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Dima Arinkin|Singular support of categories]]<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 21 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 2/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|September 28 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 3/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 5 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 4/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 7 @ 8pm<br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~shamgar// Shamgar Gurevich (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Shamgar Gurevich|Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields]]<br />
| [https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOGhqjwiE91DEddxUhCudfQX5mzp-cPQ Register here to get link to talk at University of Sydney]<br />
|-<br />
|October 9<br />
|German Stefanich (Berkeley)<br />
|TBA<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 16<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 23 <br />
|Nadia Ott (Mittag-Leffler Institute)<br />
|[[#Nadia Ott|The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures]]<br />
|TBA <br />
|-<br />
|October 30<br />
|[http://w3.impa.br/~heluani/ Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)]<br />
|[[#Reimundo Heluani|Rogers Ramanujan type identities coming from representation theory]]<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|November 6<br />
|[https://bakker.people.uic.edu/ Ben Bakker (UIC)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|-<br />
|November 13<br />
|[https://pages.uoregon.edu/honigs/ Katrina Honigs (Oregon)]<br />
|TBA<br />
|TBA<br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Andrei Căldăraru===<br />
'''Categorical Enumerative Invariants'''<br />
<br />
I will talk about recent papers with Junwu Tu, Si Li, and Kevin Costello where we give a computable definition of Costello's 2005 invariants and compute some of them. These invariants are associated to a pair (A,s) consisting of a cyclic A∞-algebra and a choice of splitting s of its non-commutative Hodge filtration. They are expected to recover classical Gromov-Witten invariants when A is obtained from the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold, as well as extend various B-model invariants (solutions of Picard-Fuchs equations, BCOV invariants, B-model FJRW invariants) when A is obtained from the derived category of a manifold or a matrix factorization category.<br />
<br />
===Dima Arinkin===<br />
'''TBD'''<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a finite group G in terms of sums over<br />
its characters. For estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the character ratio:<br />
Trace(ρ(g)) / dim(ρ), for an irreducible representation ρ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis<br />
and Shahshahani stated a formula of the mentioned type for analyzing certain random walks on G. Recently,<br />
we discovered that for classical groups G over finite fields there is a natural invariant of representations that<br />
provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant rank. Rank suggests a new<br />
organization of representations based on the very few “Small” ones. This stands in contrast to Harish-Chandra’s<br />
“philosophy of cusp forms”, which is (since the 60s) the main organization principle, and is based on the (huge<br />
collection) of “Large” representations. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for the group GLn over finite<br />
fields, demonstrate how it controls the character ratio, and explain how one can apply the results to verify<br />
mixing time and rate for random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas A&M). The<br />
numerics for this work was carried with Steve Goldstein (Madison) and John Cannon (Sydney).<br />
<br />
===Ruijie Yang===<br />
'''TBD<br />
'''<br />
<br />
===Nadia Ott===<br />
'''The Supermoduli Space of Genus Zero SUSY Curves with Ramond Punctures<br />
<br />
Super Riemann surfaces (SUSY curves) arise in the formulation of superstring theory, and their moduli spaces, called supermoduli space, are the integration spaces for superstring scattering amplitudes. I will focus specifically on genus zero SUSY curves. As with ordinary curves, genus zero SUSY curves present a certain challenge, as they have an infinitesimal group of automorphisms, and so in order for the moduli problem to be representable by a Deligne-Mumford superstack, we must introduce punctures. In fact, there are two kinds of punctures on a SUSY curve of Neveu-Schwarz or Ramond type. Neveu-Schwarz punctures are entirely analogous to the marked points in ordinary moduli theory. By contrast, the Ramond punctures are more subtle and have no ordinary analog. I will give a construction of the moduli space M_{0,n}^R of genus zero SUSY curves with Ramond punctures as a Deligne-Mumford superstack by an explicit quotient presentation (rather than by an abstract existence argument).<br />
<br />
===Reimundo Heluani===<br />
'''A Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater type identity related to the Ising model'''<br />
<br />
We prove three new q-series identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater<br />
type. We find a PBW basis for the Ising model as a consequence of one of these<br />
identities. If time permits it will be shown that the singular support of the<br />
Ising model is a hyper-surface (in the differential sense) on the arc space of<br />
it's associated scheme. This is joint work with G. E. Andrews and J. van Ekeren<br />
and is available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10769</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Fall_2020&diff=19788Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 20202020-09-14T06:21:07Z<p>Arinkin: /* Fall 2020 Schedule */</p>
<hr />
<div>The Virtual Seminar will take place on Fridays at 2:30 pm via Zoom. We will also link to relevant or interesting Zoom talks outside of the seminar.<br />
<br />
==Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Mailing List==<br />
*Please join the [https://admin.lists.wisc.edu/index.php?p=11&l=ags AGS Mailing List] to hear about upcoming seminars, lunches, and other algebraic geometry events in the department (it is possible you must be on a math department computer to use this link).<br />
<br />
== COVID-19 Update ==<br />
As a result of Covid-19, the seminar for this semester will be held virtually.<br />
<br />
== Fall 2020 Schedule ==<br />
<br />
{| cellpadding="8"<br />
!align="left" | date<br />
!align="left" | speaker<br />
!align="left" | title<br />
!align="left" | link to talk<br />
|-<br />
|September 14 @ 10am, Madison time<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 1/4 in lecture series at Imperial College - Register here to get the link to the talk!]<br />
|-<br />
|September 18 @ 2:30pm<br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~arinkin/ Dima Arinkin (Madison)]<br />
|<br />
|<br />
|-<br />
|September 21 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 2/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|September 28 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 3/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 5 @ 10am<br />
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~andreic/ Andrei Căldăraru (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Andrei Caldararu|Categorical Enumerative Invariants]]<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/catgw/ Talk 4/4 in lecture series at Imperial College]<br />
|-<br />
|October 7 @ 8pm<br />
|[https://www.math.wisc.edu/~shamgar// Shamgar Gurevich (Madison)]<br />
|[[#Shamgar Gurevich|Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields]]<br />
| [https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocOGhqjwiE91DEddxUhCudfQX5mzp-cPQ Register here to get link to talk at University of Sydney]<br />
|-<br />
|October 9<br />
|German Stefanich (Berkeley)<br />
|TBA<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 16 @ 2:30pm<br />
|[https://sites.google.com/view/ruijie-yang/ Ruijie Yang (Stony Brook)]<br />
|<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|October 30 @ 2:30pm<br />
|[http://w3.impa.br/~heluani/ Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)]<br />
|[[#Reimundo Heluani|Rogers Ramanujan type identities coming from representation theory]]<br />
| <br />
|-<br />
|}<br />
<br />
== Abstracts ==<br />
===Andrei Căldăraru===<br />
'''Categorical Enumerative Invariants'''<br />
<br />
I will talk about recent papers with Junwu Tu, Si Li, and Kevin Costello where we give a computable definition of Costello's 2005 invariants and compute some of them. These invariants are associated to a pair (A,s) consisting of a cyclic A∞-algebra and a choice of splitting s of its non-commutative Hodge filtration. They are expected to recover classical Gromov-Witten invariants when A is obtained from the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold, as well as extend various B-model invariants (solutions of Picard-Fuchs equations, BCOV invariants, B-model FJRW invariants) when A is obtained from the derived category of a manifold or a matrix factorization category.<br />
<br />
===Dima Arinkin===<br />
'''TBD'''<br />
<br />
===Shamgar Gurevich===<br />
'''Harmonic Analysis on GLn over Finite Fields'''<br />
<br />
There are many formulas that express interesting properties of a finite group G in terms of sums over<br />
its characters. For estimating these sums, one of the most salient quantities to understand is the character ratio:<br />
Trace(ρ(g)) / dim(ρ), for an irreducible representation ρ of G and an element g of G. For example, Diaconis<br />
and Shahshahani stated a formula of the mentioned type for analyzing certain random walks on G. Recently,<br />
we discovered that for classical groups G over finite fields there is a natural invariant of representations that<br />
provides strong information on the character ratio. We call this invariant rank. Rank suggests a new<br />
organization of representations based on the very few “Small” ones. This stands in contrast to Harish-Chandra’s<br />
“philosophy of cusp forms”, which is (since the 60s) the main organization principle, and is based on the (huge<br />
collection) of “Large” representations. This talk will discuss the notion of rank for the group GLn over finite<br />
fields, demonstrate how it controls the character ratio, and explain how one can apply the results to verify<br />
mixing time and rate for random walks. This is joint work with Roger Howe (Yale and Texas A&M). The<br />
numerics for this work was carried with Steve Goldstein (Madison) and John Cannon (Sydney).<br />
<br />
===Ruijie Yang===<br />
'''TBD<br />
'''<br />
<br />
===Reimundo Heluani===<br />
'''A Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater type identity related to the Ising model'''<br />
<br />
We prove three new q-series identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan-Slater<br />
type. We find a PBW basis for the Ising model as a consequence of one of these<br />
identities. If time permits it will be shown that the singular support of the<br />
Ising model is a hyper-surface (in the differential sense) on the arc space of<br />
it's associated scheme. This is joint work with G. E. Andrews and J. van Ekeren<br />
and is available online at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10769</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw10.pdf&diff=19383File:Math764hw10.pdf2020-04-26T20:06:31Z<p>Arinkin: Arinkin uploaded a new version of File:Math764hw10.pdf</p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19382Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-04-26T20:05:53Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Wednesday, April 15th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw9.pdf|Homework 9]], due Wednesday, April 22nd.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw10.pdf|Homework 10]] (and last), due Wednesday, April 29th (corrected conventions of Galois twist).<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw10.pdf&diff=19381File:Math764hw10.pdf2020-04-23T19:18:09Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19380Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-04-23T19:17:54Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Wednesday, April 15th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw9.pdf|Homework 9]], due Wednesday, April 22nd.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw10.pdf|Homework 10]] (and last), due Wednesday, April 29th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw9.pdf&diff=19359File:Math764hw9.pdf2020-04-16T18:05:04Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Wednesday, April 15th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw9.pdf|Homework 9]], due Wednesday, April 22nd.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw8.pdf&diff=19346File:Math764hw8.pdf2020-04-09T18:50:17Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Wednesday, April 15th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw7.pdf&diff=19326File:Math764hw7.pdf2020-04-02T02:10:46Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19325Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-04-02T02:10:33Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19324Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-04-02T02:10:19Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 7]], due Wednesday, April 8th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw6.pdf&diff=19308File:Math764hw6.pdf2020-03-25T23:10:33Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19307Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-03-25T22:58:35Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Wednesday, April 1st.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw5.pdf&diff=19262File:Math764hw5.pdf2020-03-13T00:06:44Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19210Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-03-05T23:19:42Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
* Homework 5 will be due after the break: Wednesday, March 25th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw4.pdf&diff=19171File:Math764hw4.pdf2020-02-28T21:58:57Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Wednesday, March 4th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw3.pdf&diff=19089File:Math764hw3.pdf2020-02-22T02:31:47Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19088Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-02-22T02:31:37Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Wednesday, February 26th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw2.pdf&diff=19015File:Math764hw2.pdf2020-02-13T00:16:26Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=19014Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-02-13T00:16:14Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
* [[Media:math764hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Wednesday, February 19th.<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math764hw1.pdf&diff=18930File:Math764hw1.pdf2020-02-05T22:21:28Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=18929Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-02-05T22:21:11Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2020=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math764hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Wednesday, February 12th.<br />
<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_764_--_Algebraic_Geometry_II&diff=18734Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II2020-01-22T15:08:38Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
<hr />
<div>=Spring 2019=<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
We will start with the Riemann-Roch Theorem and the related topics (divisors, projective embeddings). Then we will go over basic properties of sheaves, and define schemes and morphisms of schemes. <br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Monday 2-3pm and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': MWF 9:55-10:45am, VV B131<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly homework assignments, but no exams in this course.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
=Spring 2017=<br />
<br />
[[Math 764 -- Algebraic Geometry II -- Homeworks|Homework assignments]]<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This course is the continuation of Math 763. The goal is to put to extend the framework of algebraic geometry from varieties (studied in Math 763) to schemes. This requires using the language of sheaves (and, particularly, sheaves of rings) on topological spaces.<br />
<br />
In the beginning of the course, we will go over basic properties of sheaves. We will then define schemes and morphisms of schemes, and study various classes of morphisms. Time permitting, I hope to discuss more interesting topics, such as (quasi)coherent sheaves on schemes and moduli spaces.<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* Ravi Vakil’s online notes, [http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGdec2915public.pdf The Rising Sea].<br />
* [[Media:Math863Spring2015.pdf|Notes]] by Daniel Hast for this course (Algebraic Geometry II) in 2015.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math763hw9.pdf&diff=18509File:Math763hw9.pdf2019-11-29T22:36:29Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_763_--_Algebraic_Geometry_I&diff=18508Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I2019-11-29T22:36:13Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div><br />
=Fall 2019=<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math763hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Thursday, September 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Thursday, September 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Tuesday, October 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Thursday, October 17th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Thursday, October 31st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Thursday, November 7th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Thursday, November 14th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Thursday, November 21st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw9.pdf|Homework 9]], due Thursday, December 5th.<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This is a first course in algebraic geometry. While there are no formal prerequisites beyond a knowledge of the material covered in the first-year algebra and geometry sequence, familiarity with some basic commutative algebra will be helpful. The rough outline of the course is as follows (subject to change):<br />
<br />
* Affine and projective varieties.<br />
* Morphisms and rational maps.<br />
* Local properties: smoothness and dimension. Tangent space.<br />
* Divisors.<br />
* Low-dimensional varieties: curves and surfaces. Blow-ups.<br />
* The Riemann-Roch Theorem.<br />
<br />
Here is a more detailed lecture-by-lecture [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Detailed list of topics|list of topics]] that I covered in the past, of course, this is all subject to change.<br />
<br />
== Handouts ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:IV.pdf | Correspondence between sets and ideals]]<br />
* [[Media:Nullstellensatz.pdf|Proof of the Nullstellensatz]]<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* [http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/ag.html Algebraic Geometry] (online notes) by Milne.<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, Chapter I (this is more advanced, so does not quite match the content).<br />
* Here is a [https://mathoverflow.net/questions/2446/best-algebraic-geometry-text-book-other-than-hartshorne discussion] on MathOverflow with more books on algebraic geometry, but most of them are going to be too advanced.<br />
* Here are [[Media:notes.pdf | notes]] from the last time I taught this course. These were taken in class, so<br />
there are probably typos.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 2-2:45pm, and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': TuTh 11am-12:15pm, VV B129<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Homeworks|homework assignments]], but no exams in this course.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math763hw8.pdf&diff=18418File:Math763hw8.pdf2019-11-15T05:07:34Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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<div></div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_763_--_Algebraic_Geometry_I&diff=18417Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I2019-11-15T05:06:50Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div><br />
=Fall 2019=<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math763hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Thursday, September 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Thursday, September 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Tuesday, October 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Thursday, October 17th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Thursday, October 31st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Thursday, November 7th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Thursday, November 14th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw8.pdf|Homework 8]], due Thursday, November 21st.<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This is a first course in algebraic geometry. While there are no formal prerequisites beyond a knowledge of the material covered in the first-year algebra and geometry sequence, familiarity with some basic commutative algebra will be helpful. The rough outline of the course is as follows (subject to change):<br />
<br />
* Affine and projective varieties.<br />
* Morphisms and rational maps.<br />
* Local properties: smoothness and dimension. Tangent space.<br />
* Divisors.<br />
* Low-dimensional varieties: curves and surfaces. Blow-ups.<br />
* The Riemann-Roch Theorem.<br />
<br />
Here is a more detailed lecture-by-lecture [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Detailed list of topics|list of topics]] that I covered in the past, of course, this is all subject to change.<br />
<br />
== Handouts ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:IV.pdf | Correspondence between sets and ideals]]<br />
* [[Media:Nullstellensatz.pdf|Proof of the Nullstellensatz]]<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* [http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/ag.html Algebraic Geometry] (online notes) by Milne.<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, Chapter I (this is more advanced, so does not quite match the content).<br />
* Here is a [https://mathoverflow.net/questions/2446/best-algebraic-geometry-text-book-other-than-hartshorne discussion] on MathOverflow with more books on algebraic geometry, but most of them are going to be too advanced.<br />
* Here are [[Media:notes.pdf | notes]] from the last time I taught this course. These were taken in class, so<br />
there are probably typos.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 2-2:45pm, and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': TuTh 11am-12:15pm, VV B129<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Homeworks|homework assignments]], but no exams in this course.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Math_763_--_Algebraic_Geometry_I&diff=18416Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I2019-11-15T05:06:38Z<p>Arinkin: /* Homework assignments */</p>
<hr />
<div><br />
=Fall 2019=<br />
<br />
== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math763hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Thursday, September 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Thursday, September 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Tuesday, October 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Thursday, October 17th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Thursday, October 31st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Thursday, November 7th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Thursday, November 14th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw7.pdf|Homework 8]], due Thursday, November 21st.<br />
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== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This is a first course in algebraic geometry. While there are no formal prerequisites beyond a knowledge of the material covered in the first-year algebra and geometry sequence, familiarity with some basic commutative algebra will be helpful. The rough outline of the course is as follows (subject to change):<br />
<br />
* Affine and projective varieties.<br />
* Morphisms and rational maps.<br />
* Local properties: smoothness and dimension. Tangent space.<br />
* Divisors.<br />
* Low-dimensional varieties: curves and surfaces. Blow-ups.<br />
* The Riemann-Roch Theorem.<br />
<br />
Here is a more detailed lecture-by-lecture [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Detailed list of topics|list of topics]] that I covered in the past, of course, this is all subject to change.<br />
<br />
== Handouts ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:IV.pdf | Correspondence between sets and ideals]]<br />
* [[Media:Nullstellensatz.pdf|Proof of the Nullstellensatz]]<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* [http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/ag.html Algebraic Geometry] (online notes) by Milne.<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, Chapter I (this is more advanced, so does not quite match the content).<br />
* Here is a [https://mathoverflow.net/questions/2446/best-algebraic-geometry-text-book-other-than-hartshorne discussion] on MathOverflow with more books on algebraic geometry, but most of them are going to be too advanced.<br />
* Here are [[Media:notes.pdf | notes]] from the last time I taught this course. These were taken in class, so<br />
there are probably typos.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 2-2:45pm, and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': TuTh 11am-12:15pm, VV B129<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Homeworks|homework assignments]], but no exams in this course.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math763hw7.pdf&diff=18358File:Math763hw7.pdf2019-11-08T03:41:37Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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=Fall 2019=<br />
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== Homework assignments ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:math763hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Thursday, September 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Thursday, September 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Tuesday, October 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Thursday, October 17th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Thursday, October 31st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Thursday, November 7th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw7.pdf|Homework 7]], due Thursday, November 14th.<br />
<br />
== Course description ==<br />
<br />
This is a first course in algebraic geometry. While there are no formal prerequisites beyond a knowledge of the material covered in the first-year algebra and geometry sequence, familiarity with some basic commutative algebra will be helpful. The rough outline of the course is as follows (subject to change):<br />
<br />
* Affine and projective varieties.<br />
* Morphisms and rational maps.<br />
* Local properties: smoothness and dimension. Tangent space.<br />
* Divisors.<br />
* Low-dimensional varieties: curves and surfaces. Blow-ups.<br />
* The Riemann-Roch Theorem.<br />
<br />
Here is a more detailed lecture-by-lecture [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Detailed list of topics|list of topics]] that I covered in the past, of course, this is all subject to change.<br />
<br />
== Handouts ==<br />
<br />
* [[Media:IV.pdf | Correspondence between sets and ideals]]<br />
* [[Media:Nullstellensatz.pdf|Proof of the Nullstellensatz]]<br />
<br />
== References ==<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* [http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/ag.html Algebraic Geometry] (online notes) by Milne.<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, Chapter I (this is more advanced, so does not quite match the content).<br />
* Here is a [https://mathoverflow.net/questions/2446/best-algebraic-geometry-text-book-other-than-hartshorne discussion] on MathOverflow with more books on algebraic geometry, but most of them are going to be too advanced.<br />
* Here are [[Media:notes.pdf | notes]] from the last time I taught this course. These were taken in class, so<br />
there are probably typos.<br />
<br />
== Information for students ==<br />
<br />
* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 2-2:45pm, and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': TuTh 11am-12:15pm, VV B129<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Homeworks|homework assignments]], but no exams in this course.</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Numbers.pdf&diff=18347File:Numbers.pdf2019-11-06T23:50:09Z<p>Arinkin: Arinkin uploaded a new version of File:Numbers.pdf</p>
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<div><br />
''Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Chanwoo kim, Botong Wang''<br />
<br />
The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It is given each year on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
<br />
[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ over here.]<br />
<br />
We also hold our own UW Madison [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] in the spring; for this academic year, it is tentatively scheduled in April 2019.<br />
<br />
The Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest is on Oct 26, 9:00-11:30am at Van Vleck Hall B123. [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLFgT77SQxbZYN-vQUktsSsekWWITvLf0oiNOYxjCD55oIkg/viewform?usp=sf_link/ Please click this link to register. ]<br />
<br />
<br />
==Fall 2019==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
<br />
We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
<br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
<br />
==Spring 2019==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
<br />
'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
<br />
* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
<br />
If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
etc.<br />
<br />
==Fall 2018==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
<br />
'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
<br />
* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
<br />
* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
<br />
* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
<br />
* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
<br />
* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
<br />
* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
<br />
* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
<br />
* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
<br />
* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
<br />
* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
<br />
* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
<br />
==Spring 2018==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
<br />
==Fall 2017==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
<br />
* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
<br />
==Fall 2016==<br />
<br />
* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
<br />
==Spring 2016==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
<br />
==Fall 2015==<br />
. <br />
* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
<br />
==Spring 2015==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
<br />
==Fall 2014==<br />
<br />
* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2013==<br />
<br />
<br />
* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2011==<br />
<br />
* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=18343Putnam Club2019-11-06T22:50:13Z<p>Arinkin: /* Fall 2019 */</p>
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''Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Mihaela Ifrim, Chanwoo kim, Botong Wang''<br />
<br />
The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It is given each year on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.<br />
<br />
[http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/ Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest. This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://intranet.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ over here.]<br />
<br />
We also hold our own UW Madison [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] in the spring; for this academic year, it is tentatively scheduled in April 2019.<br />
<br />
The Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest is on Oct 26, 9:00-11:30am at Van Vleck Hall B123. [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLFgT77SQxbZYN-vQUktsSsekWWITvLf0oiNOYxjCD55oIkg/viewform?usp=sf_link/ Please click this link to register. ]<br />
<br />
<br />
==Fall 2019==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 25th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
<br />
We will continue using the [http://piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018/ Piazza page] from last semester for discussions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
<br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam_problems_2017+2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] Botong<br />
* October 2: [[Putnam.pdf | Integral inequalities]] Mihaela<br />
* October 9: [[Putnam.pdf | More about Integral inequalities]] (I will post notes on Wednesday morning and we will discuss more in class!) Mihaela<br />
* October 16: [[ODE.pdf | ODE of the first order]] Chanwoo<br />
* November 6: [[Numbers.pdf | Number theory]] Dima<br />
<br />
==Spring 2019==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. The first meeting will be on the 6th of February in Van Vleck hall, room B139.<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We will begin preparing you for the Putnam exam earlier this year. The material covered will be presented gradually. More details will be explained to you during your first meeting of this semester (Feb 6th). We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* February 6: [[Media:Putnam_Basics_2019.pdf | The basics]] by Botong<br />
* February 13: Botong<br />
* February 20: Alex [[Media:Ordered_Sets.pdf | Ordered Sets]]<br />
* March 6th: Mihaela [[Media: Putnam.pdf | Algebra]]<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
* March 27: Botong [[Media: Matrix.pdf | Matrices]]<br />
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If this material is completely new to you then read through the definitions in the first section and try the interspersed exercises which are direct applications of the definitions. If you are familiar with the basic material then review the problem solving strategies and the example problems which directly utilize the techniques. Finally, if you are a veteran, go ahead and jump right to the exercises!<br />
* February 27: Alex: Review results from 2/20. Bring written solutions and/or be prepared to present your <br />
* March 6th: Mihaela<br />
* March 13: Mihaela<br />
etc.<br />
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==Fall 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139. '''The first meeting will be on the 26th of September in Van Vleck hall, room B139.'''<br />
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'''! Important announcement:''' We put together a Piazza account that will help the participants to discuss and collaborate with their pairs. Here is the link you need to access in order to register for this "class": piazza.com/wisc/fall2018/putnam2018 . Our intervention on Piazza will be minimal (some of the instructors will, from time to time, visit the piazza questions and provide some help). Also, based on your requests, we have decided to structure our meetings in a way that will provide more insight on methods and certain tricks that are very often used in this type of math competitions. The book we will mainly use as a guide in preparing our meetings is: "Putnam and Beyond" by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu. <br />
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* September 26: topic [[Media:Putnam_26_sept_2018.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by Mihaela Ifrim. We covered only the first 3 problems. I encourage you to work out all the problems!<br />
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* October 3: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_3_2018.pdf | Linear Algebra]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* October 10: [[Media:Putnam polynomials 2018.pdf | Polynomials]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* October 17: [[Media:SeqPut18.pdf | Sequences]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* October 24: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_24th_2018.pdf | Convergence and Continuity]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* October 27: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B115.<br />
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* October 31: [[Media:Putnam_Oct_31_2018.pdf | Geometry: cartesian coordinates, complex coordinates, circles and conics]] by George Craciun.<br />
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* November 7: [[Media:Putnam_Combinatorics_2018.pdf | Combinatorics: Set theory and geometric combinatorics]] by Botong Wang.<br />
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* November 14: [[Media:group.pdf | Techniques from Group Theory]] by Alex Hanhart.<br />
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* November 21: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
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* November 28: [[Media:Putnam_November_28_2018.pdf | Number Theory]] by Mihaela Ifrim.<br />
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* December 1: Putnam Competition! Starts at 9am!!!! '''The competition will take place December 1st 2018 (Saturday December 1st). The competition is administered in two sessions (A and B) on the same day, December 1st! Session A will start at 9 am and it will end at 12pm, and Session B will start at 2pm and it will end at 5pm. You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each session. You should bring your own pencils and pens (blue or black ink are permitted). Number 2 pencils with erasers will be needed to complete the identification forms. Erasers are also permitted, but nothing else will not be allowed in the exam room. I plan on bringing 20 such no 2 pencils. The exam room is B239 which is a class room located in Van Vleck Hall, at the level B2. Thank you all for participating and see you all there! If you have friends that would like to take the exam please encourage them to do so.'''<br />
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==Spring 2018==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the fourth annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on '''April 24th''', 2018, 5:30-8pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2017==<br />
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The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. The meeting time is 5pm on Wednesdays in VV B139.<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092017.pdf | Introductory meeting]] by D.Arinkin<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092717.pdf | Equations with functions as unknowns]] by M.Ifrim (by request: here is [[Media:Putnam092717sol6.pdf | a solution to problem 6]]; problem 7 is problem B5 of 2016 Putnam exam; you can see the solution [http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/2016s.pdf here]).<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100417.pdf | Inequalities ]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* October 11: [[Media:Putnam101117.pdf | Polynomials ]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam1(2)..pdf | Equations ]] by M. Ifrim<br />
* October 21: Virginia Tech Math Contest: 9-11:30am in VV B203.<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:VTRMC2017.pdf | Virginia Tech Contest]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110117.pdf | Functions and calculus]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* November 8: [[Media:Putnam1.pdf | Past Competitions]] by M.Ifrim<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111517.pdf | Recurrences]] by G.Craciun.<br />
* November 22: '''No meeting''': Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112917.pdf | Complex numbers]] by D.Arinkin.<br />
* December 2: '''Putnam Exam''' in VVB115. Morning session: 9-12pm; Afternoon session: 2-5pm.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the third annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 19th, 2017.<br />
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==Fall 2016==<br />
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* September 20: [[Media:Putnam092016.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 27: [[Media:Putnam092716.pdf | Calculus and analysis]]<br />
* October 4: [[Media:Putnam100416.pdf | Generating functions]] (by Vlad Matei) <br />
* October 11: [[Media:UWUMC2016.pdf | Review of last year's UW Math competition]]<br />
* October 18: [[Media:Putnam101816.pdf | Functional equations]]<br />
* October 22: Virginia Tech Math Contest<br />
* October 25: Review of this year's [[Media:vtrmc16.pdf | VT contest]]<br />
* November 1: [[Media:Putnam110116.pdf | Matrices]] (by Vlad Matei)<br />
* November 15: [[Media:Putnam111516.pdf | Two algebra problems]]<br />
* November 22: No meeting: Happy Thanksgiving!<br />
* November 29: [[Media:Putnam112916.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* December 3: Putnam Exam: Morning session: 9am-noon, Afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B135.<br />
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==Spring 2016==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had the second annual UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]] on April 12th, 2016.<br />
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==Fall 2015==<br />
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* September 23rd: [[Media:Putnam092315.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 30th: [[Media:Putnam093015.pdf | Pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 7th: Review of [[Media:UWUMC2015.pdf | 2015 UW math competition]]<br />
* October 14th: [[Media:Putnam101415.pdf | Matrices and determinants]]<br />
* October 21st: [[Media:Putnam102115.pdf | Virginia Tech practice]]<br />
* October 24th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest: 9-11:30 am<br />
* October 28th: Review of the 2015 Virginia Tech contest.<br />
* November 4th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* November 11th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov11.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* November 18th: [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov18.pdf | Assorted problems]]<br />
* No meeting on November 25th<br />
* December 2nd: TBA<br />
* December 5th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B115.<br />
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==Spring 2015==<br />
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The Putnam Club does not meet in the spring, but we had our first UW [[Undergraduate Math Competition]]!<br />
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==Fall 2014==<br />
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* September 17: [[Media:Putnam091714.pdf | Introductory meeting]]<br />
* September 22: [[Media:Putnam092214.pdf | Coloring and pigeonhole principle]]<br />
* October 1st: Went through HW problems from last time<br />
* October 8th: [[Media:Putnam100814.pdf | Number theory]]<br />
* October 15th: [[Media:Putnam101514.pdf | Games]]<br />
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* October 25th: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest<br />
* November 5th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/06-inequalities.pdf Inequalities] and [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/05-functional.pdf functional equations]<br />
* November 12th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/02-polynomials.pdf Polynomials]<br />
* November 19th: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/10-combinatorics.pdf Combinatorics]<br />
* December 3rd: [http://www.math.cmu.edu/~lohp/docs/math/2014-295/08-recursions.pdf Recursions]<br />
* December 6th: Putnam competition: Morning session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-5pm in Van Vleck B119<br />
* December 10th: Review of [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources/files/undergraduate_competitions/Undergraduate_Competitions-Putnam-2014-23 this year's Putnam]<br />
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==Fall 2013==<br />
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* September 11: [[Media:Putnam091113.pdf | Introductory Meeting]]<br />
* September 18: [[Media:Putnam091813.pdf | Assorted Problems]] (by Yihe Dong) <br />
* September 25: [[Media:Putnam092513.pdf | Combinatorics]]<br />
* October 2: [[Media:Putnam100213.pdf | Matrices and Linear Algebra]]<br />
* October 9: [[Media:Putnam100913.pdf | Number Theory]]<br />
* October 16: [[Media:Putnam101613.pdf | Functions and Calculus]]<br />
* October 23: [[Media:Putnam102313.pdf | Polynomials]]<br />
* October 26: Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest<br />
* October 30: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from this year's Virginia Tech contest]]<br />
* November 6: [[Media:Putnam110413.pdf | Games]]<br />
* November 13: [[Media:Putnam111113.pdf | Pigeonhole Principle]]<br />
* November 20: [[Media:Putnam112013.pdf | Extreme Principle]]<br />
* November 27: No meeting (Thanksgiving)<br />
* December 4: TBA<br />
* December 7: Putnam competition Morning session: 9am-12pm, afternoon session: 2-5pm in VV B239.<br />
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==Fall 2012==<br />
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* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 25: Polynomials and Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 2: Number Theory [[Media:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 9: Calculus [[Media:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 16: Games and Algorithms [[Media:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 23: Combinatorics [[Media:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 30: Probability [[Media:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 6: Linear Algebra [[Media:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 13: Grab Bag [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 27: Grab Bag 2 [[Media:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
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==Fall 2011==<br />
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* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf | Problems]], [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf | Problems (Hardcore)]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* October 26: Calculus, Week 1 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 2: Calculus, Week 2 (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 9: Linear and Abstract Algebra (Brian Rice) [[Media: PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* November 16: Mock Putnam [[Media: MockPutnamProblems.pdf | Problems]], [[Media: MockPutnamSolutions.pdf | Solutions]]</div>Arinkinhttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Math763hw6.pdf&diff=18285File:Math763hw6.pdf2019-10-31T23:15:20Z<p>Arinkin: </p>
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=Fall 2019=<br />
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== Homework assignments ==<br />
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* [[Media:math763hw1.pdf|Homework 1]], due Thursday, September 19th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw2.pdf|Homework 2]], due Thursday, September 26th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw3.pdf|Homework 3]], due Tuesday, October 8th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw4.pdf|Homework 4]], due Thursday, October 17th.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw5.pdf|Homework 5]], due Thursday, October 31st.<br />
* [[Media:math763hw6.pdf|Homework 6]], due Thursday, November 7th.<br />
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== Course description ==<br />
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This is a first course in algebraic geometry. While there are no formal prerequisites beyond a knowledge of the material covered in the first-year algebra and geometry sequence, familiarity with some basic commutative algebra will be helpful. The rough outline of the course is as follows (subject to change):<br />
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* Affine and projective varieties.<br />
* Morphisms and rational maps.<br />
* Local properties: smoothness and dimension. Tangent space.<br />
* Divisors.<br />
* Low-dimensional varieties: curves and surfaces. Blow-ups.<br />
* The Riemann-Roch Theorem.<br />
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Here is a more detailed lecture-by-lecture [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Detailed list of topics|list of topics]] that I covered in the past, of course, this is all subject to change.<br />
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== Handouts ==<br />
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* [[Media:IV.pdf | Correspondence between sets and ideals]]<br />
* [[Media:Nullstellensatz.pdf|Proof of the Nullstellensatz]]<br />
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== References ==<br />
* Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry.<br />
* [http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/ag.html Algebraic Geometry] (online notes) by Milne.<br />
* Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, Chapter I (this is more advanced, so does not quite match the content).<br />
* Here is a [https://mathoverflow.net/questions/2446/best-algebraic-geometry-text-book-other-than-hartshorne discussion] on MathOverflow with more books on algebraic geometry, but most of them are going to be too advanced.<br />
* Here are [[Media:notes.pdf | notes]] from the last time I taught this course. These were taken in class, so<br />
there are probably typos.<br />
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== Information for students ==<br />
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* '''Instructor''': Dima Arinkin<br />
* '''Office Hours''': Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 2-2:45pm, and by appointment in VV 603<br />
* '''Lectures''': TuTh 11am-12:15pm, VV B129<br />
* '''Grade''': There will be weekly [[Math 763 -- Algebraic Geometry I -- Homeworks|homework assignments]], but no exams in this course.</div>Arinkin