https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Brice&feedformat=atomUW-Math Wiki - User contributions [en]2020-07-07T10:26:53ZUser contributionsMediaWiki 1.30.1https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4720Putnam Club2012-11-19T16:12:10Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
'''The Putnam Exam will be held on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 AM - Noon and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. We will be holding the exam in room B105 Van Vleck Hall. Please be there at 8:45 AM for pre-exam paperwork.'''<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4706Putnam Club2012-11-14T17:47:05Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf&diff=4705File:Putnam2012Week10Problems.pdf2012-11-14T17:46:03Z<p>Brice: Problems for week 10 of Putnam club, 2012.</p>
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<div>Problems for week 10 of Putnam club, 2012.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4678Putnam Club2012-11-07T19:28:52Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4677Putnam Club2012-11-07T19:28:35Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 Bad [[Media:Putnam2012Week9Problems.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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf&diff=4676File:Putnam2012Week9Problems.pdf2012-11-07T19:28:01Z<p>Brice: Week 9 Problem set for 2012 Putnam Club.</p>
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<div>Week 9 Problem set for 2012 Putnam Club.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4631Putnam Club2012-10-30T20:17:14Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf&diff=4630File:Putnam2012Week8Problems.pdf2012-10-30T20:16:05Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club 2012, week 8.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club 2012, week 8.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4623Putnam Club2012-10-29T15:46:30Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf&diff=4622File:Putnam2012Week7Problems.pdf2012-10-29T15:45:52Z<p>Brice: Problems for week 7 of Putnam Club, 2012.</p>
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<div>Problems for week 7 of Putnam Club, 2012.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4555Putnam Club2012-10-17T17:22:25Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4554Putnam Club2012-10-17T17:21:31Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf&diff=4553File:Putnam2012Week6Problems.pdf2012-10-17T17:21:23Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, week 6, 2012.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, week 6, 2012.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4541Putnam Club2012-10-15T14:10:31Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf&diff=4540File:Putnam2012Week5Problems.pdf2012-10-15T14:10:22Z<p>Brice: Week 5 problems for Putnam Club, 2012</p>
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<div>Week 5 problems for Putnam Club, 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4501Putnam Club2012-10-06T23:06:36Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf&diff=4500File:Putnam2012Week4Problems.pdf2012-10-06T23:05:52Z<p>Brice: Problems for Week 4 of Putnam Club, Fall 2012.</p>
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<div>Problems for Week 4 of Putnam Club, Fall 2012.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4427Putnam Club2012-09-27T18:56:41Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
Brian Rice is running the seminar each week unless otherwise noted.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf&diff=4426File:Putnam2012Week3Problems.pdf2012-09-27T18:55:10Z<p>Brice: Problem slate for week 3 of Putnam club, 2012</p>
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<div>Problem slate for week 3 of Putnam club, 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4344Putnam Club2012-09-20T16:37:47Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<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 />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf&diff=4343File:Putnam2012Week2Problems.pdf2012-09-20T16:36:59Z<p>Brice: Problems for week 2 of Putnam Club, 2012</p>
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<div>Problems for week 2 of Putnam Club, 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf&diff=4311File:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf2012-09-14T15:40:32Z<p>Brice: uploaded a new version of "Image:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf"</p>
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<div>Week 1 Putnam Club 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4291Putnam Club2012-09-13T18:15:28Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Some Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4290Putnam Club2012-09-13T18:15:02Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction [[Media:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf | Problems]]<br />
* September 18: Basic Techniques [[Media:Putnam2012Week1Problems.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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf&diff=4289File:Putnam2012Week1Problems.pdf2012-09-13T18:13:50Z<p>Brice: Week 1 Putnam Club 2012</p>
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<div>Week 1 Putnam Club 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf&diff=4288File:Putnam2012IntroProblems.pdf2012-09-13T18:13:00Z<p>Brice: Week 0 Putnam Club 2012</p>
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<div>Week 0 Putnam Club 2012</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4196Putnam Club2012-09-04T20:13:28Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Benedek Valko, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4187Putnam Club2012-09-04T16:58:13Z<p>Brice: /* Fall 2012 */</p>
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<div>''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11, in room B139 Van Vleck Hall. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4167Putnam Club2012-08-31T17:14:43Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11. The room will be announced soon. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction<br />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4166Putnam Club2012-08-31T17:12:33Z<p>Brice: /* Putnam Club */</p>
<hr />
<div>''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
==Fall 2012==<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11. The room will be announced soon. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction<br />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=4165Putnam Club2012-08-31T17:11:40Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>== Putnam Club ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
'''Fall 2012'''<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM, beginning on September 11. The room will be announced soon. After the first week, problem sets will appear here roughly one week before we discuss them, as well as being handed out in the previous week's meeting. It is not necessary to solve any problems to come to the meeting, but you are encouraged to spend time working on them.<br />
<br />
Partway through the semester we will hold a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official team members. Details will be announced at a later date.<br />
<br />
* September 11: Introduction<br />
<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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=3122Putnam Club2011-11-21T19:49:22Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:MockPutnamSolutions.pdf&diff=3121File:MockPutnamSolutions.pdf2011-11-21T19:48:33Z<p>Brice: Solutions to the Mock Putnam, 2011.</p>
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<div>Solutions to the Mock Putnam, 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=3118Putnam Club2011-11-21T15:44:45Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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]] (Solutions coming soon)</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:MockPutnamProblems.pdf&diff=3117File:MockPutnamProblems.pdf2011-11-21T15:43:34Z<p>Brice: Mock Putnam for team selection, 2011.</p>
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<div>Mock Putnam for team selection, 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=3021Putnam Club2011-11-07T20:58:23Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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 />
<br />
ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be holding a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official UW-Madison team. This exam will be on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:30-7:00 PM (you can bring food if you don't want to eat before or after). If you would like to be considered for the team but can't make this time, please email Brian Rice or Uri Andrews so we can figure out about an alternate time.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf&diff=3020File:PutnamProblemsNov9.pdf2011-11-07T20:57:41Z<p>Brice: Putnam Practice Problems for November 9, 2011.</p>
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<div>Putnam Practice Problems for November 9, 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=3011Putnam Club2011-11-04T22:40:09Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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 />
<br />
ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be holding a Mock Putnam exam to help us determine the official UW-Madison team. This exam will be on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:30-7:00 PM (you can bring food if you don't want to eat before or after). If you would like to be considered for the team but can't make this time, please email Brian Rice or Uri Andrews so we can figure out about an alternate time.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=2960Putnam Club2011-10-27T22:06:39Z<p>Brice: </p>
<hr />
<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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]]</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf&diff=2959File:PutnamProblemsNov2.pdf2011-10-27T22:05:48Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Nov. 2, 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Nov. 2, 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=2912Putnam Club2011-10-21T14:54:34Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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]]</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf&diff=2911File:PutnamProblemsOct26.pdf2011-10-21T14:53:17Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 26 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 26 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=2873Putnam Club2011-10-17T20:30:06Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <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]]</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Putnam_Club&diff=2870Putnam Club2011-10-17T19:16:27Z<p>Brice: </p>
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<div>== Putnam Club - Fall 2011 ==<br />
<br />
''Organizers: Andrei Caldararu, Uri Andrews, Brian Rice''<br />
<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 a Saturday in early 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://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]<br />
<br />
The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in room B219 Van Vleck. <br />
<br />
* September 21: Pigeonhole Principle (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept21.pdf]]<br />
* September 28: Introduction to Counting (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf]]<br />
* October 5: Elementary Number Theory (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf]] [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf]]<br />
* October 12: Polynomials (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf]] [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf]]<br />
* October 19: A Grab Bag of Discrete Math (Brian Rice) [[Media:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf]]</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf&diff=2869File:PutnamProblemsOct19.pdf2011-10-17T19:00:18Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 19 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 19 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf&diff=2868File:PutnamProblemsOct12Hard.pdf2011-10-17T18:59:42Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club (Hardcore), Oct 12 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club (Hardcore), Oct 12 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf&diff=2867File:PutnamProblemsOct12.pdf2011-10-17T18:59:09Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 12 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 12 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf&diff=2866File:PutnamProblemsOct5Hard.pdf2011-10-17T18:58:25Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club (Hardcore), Oct 5 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club (Hardcore), Oct 5 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf&diff=2865File:PutnamProblemsOct5.pdf2011-10-17T18:57:52Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 5 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Oct 5 2011.</div>Bricehttps://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=File:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf&diff=2864File:PutnamProblemsSept28.pdf2011-10-17T18:57:11Z<p>Brice: Problems for Putnam Club, Sept 28 2011.</p>
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<div>Problems for Putnam Club, Sept 28 2011.</div>Brice