This course will explore the problems and problem-solving techniques of the annual William Lowell Putnam mathematical competition. Particular emphasis will be placed on learning to write clear and complete solutions to problems. The competition is open to all undergraduate students.
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Students will learn problem solving techniques and practice writing clear solutions that will be successful in a competition.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only - 2nd Quarter|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
THE WILLIAM LOWELL PUTNAM MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION 1985-2000: PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, AND COMMENTARY (MAA Book Series)
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This course cannot be used as the 200-level math course needed for AP credit.
The course is recommended for any student interested in taking the Putnam exam on the first Saturday in December.
|Instructor(s): Collins,Karen L. Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:00PM; Location: SCIE601; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 5||FR: 4|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|