Problem Seminar in Mathematics

(a.k.a. Putnam seminar)

Fall 2003

Organized by:   Lubos Thoma   (

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is a nationwide mathematics contest for undergraduates.

This is an infornal seminar (not for credit) with the aim to help you to prepare for this year William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. It is intended for students who enjoy solving challenging mathematical problems and who are interested in learning various techniques and background information useful for problem solving.

This year Putnam Competition will be held on Saturday, December 6. Here is the schedule:
        Section A: 10.00am -- 1.00pm
        Section B: 3.00pm -- 6.00pm
Please come at least ten minutes before 10am on December 6 to the conference room of the math department (Tyler Hall 219).

Organization: Bring sharpened pencils or pens, erasers, and watches. You are not permitted to bring any paper (paper will be supplied), books, rulers, calculators, computers, etc.