# Math 43900 - Problem Solving in Math

## Fall 2019

### Instructor: David Galvin

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is a nationwide mathematical problem-solving competition that is held annually on the first Saturday of December. All undergraduates who enjoy solving mathematical problems (whether math majors or not) are invited to take part. Math 43900 is a course designed to help participants prepare for the competition.

Some general information for the 2019 course can be found in the initial course announcement here.

**First meeting**: The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 (3.30pm, in Hayes-Healy 229), the first day of classes.

**Weekly problems**: Throughout the semester I'll update the following document:

weekly problems
with problems, solutions, and discussions of problem-solving techniques.

**Recent Putnam Competitions and Solutions**:

**1995-2018**: Kiran Kedlaya's archive.
**Earlier**: All earlier Putnam competitions are compiled in the three Putnam competition books mentioned in the first section of the class notes. These books are on reserve in the O'Meara math library.