Results of the Putnam exam on 12/04/04 can be found here. The UC-Berkeley team (Boris Bukh, Carol Xia Hua and Vedran Sohinger) received an honorable mention. Jeremy Tauzer received an honorable mention as an individual. Congratulations.

- Course Info (.pdf version here)
- Resources (books, journals, links)
- Assignments
- Solutions
- Misc handouts

- Books.
- Gleason, A. M.; Greenwood, R. E.; Kelly, L. M.; The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Problems and solutions: 1938--1964. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., 1980. ISBN 0-88385-428-7
- The William Lowell Putnam mathematical competition. Problems and solutions: 1965--1984. Edited by Gerald L. Alexanderson, Leonard F. Klosinski and Loren C. Larson. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC, 1985. ISBN 0-88385-441-4
- Kedlaya, Kiran S.; Poonen, Bjorn; Vakil, Ravi; The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1985--2000. Problems, solutions, and commentary. MAA Problem Books Series. ISBN 0-88385-807-X
- Contests in higher mathematics. Miklos Schweitzer Competitions 1962--1991. Edited by Gabor J. Szekely. Problem Books in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996. ISBN 0-387-94588-1
- Honsberger, Ross; Mathematical morsels. The Dolciani mathematical expositions, no.3. The Mathematical Association of America, 1978. ISBN 0-88385-303-5
- Shklarsky D. O.; Chentzov N. N.; Yaglom I. M.; The USSR Olympiad problem book. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco and London, 1962.

- Journals.
- American Mathematical Monthly
- Kvant (in Russian)
- Crux Mathematicorum

- Web links.
- William Kahan, who usually teaches this course, has put together a great collection of notes and problems with solutions at his Math H90 website.
- International Mathematics Olympiads official website and an unofficial one with additional info and references.
- William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition Archive.
- Problems in this course too easy? Try the 7 Millennium Problems. :-)

The instructor welcomes cooperation among students and the use of books
. However, handing in homework that makes use of other people's work (be
it from a fellow student, a book or paper, or whatever) **without** explicit
acknowledgement is considered academic misconduct. Make sure to include
proper acknowledgement when quoting anything directly or paraphrasing.

- Homework #1 due September 10th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #2 due September 17th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #3 due September 24th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #4 due October 8th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #5 due October 18th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #6 due October 29th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #7 due November 8th, in
PS and in
PDF.
Hints re #7 were given in class.

- Homework #8 due November 19th, in PS and in PDF.
- Homework #9 due November 29th, in PS and in PDF.

Homework is due at 4:15p.m. on the day specified. No late homework. If you cannot make it to class, find a way to submit your work before the deadline.

If you find a misstatement/omission/typo in a problem/solution/handout, please let me know as soon as you can. Thanks to Boris Bukh, Tanya Gordeeva, and Brock Mendel for corrections made so far.

Last modified: Mar 15, 2005