Stony Brook Putnam Seminar, 2020
Friday 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Room: Engineering 143
The Putnam Exam The William Lowell Putnam Exam is the most prestigious math contest at the collegiate level in the U.S. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Putnam Exam has been delayed until Saturday, Feb 20, 2021. The exam takes place in two 3-hour sessions, from 10am-1pm and from 3pm-6pm, with six problems in each session. Stony Brook has had impressive results on the Putnam in the past, including a fourth place finish in 2012. More information regarding the Putnam and past exams with solutions are available here. The Putnam will be held in Math Tower P-131.
The Putnam Seminar The Putnam Seminar meets Fridays during Fall and Spring term prior to the exam starting Sept. 25, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Engineering 143. Come enjoy problem solving!
A link to math department Zoom seminars, where you can join the
Schedule and handouts
Induction and pigeonhole. Handout, Notes
Invariants, semi-invariants and algebraic identities. Handout, Notes
Inequalities. Handout, Notes
Polynomials. Handout, Notes
Linear algebra and abstract algebra.
Sequences and series.
Geometry and coordinate geometry.
Combinatorics and generating functions.