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. Handout, Notes
Sequences and series. Handout, Notes
Real analysis. Handout, Notes
Multivariable analysis. Handout, Notes
Geometry and coordinate geometry. Handout, Notes
Number Theory. Handout
Combinatorics and generating functions.