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Undergraduate Competitions

The most important undergraduate mathematics competitions for university students are the following:

\bullet WILLIAM LOWELL PUTNAM MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION (Official page)
\bullet INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITION FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (Official page)
\bullet VOJTECH JARNIK INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION (Official page)
\bullet SEEMOUS MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION (Official page)


\blacklozenge Worksheets: Real Analysis Complex Analysis Geometry Linear Algebra Elementary Algebra Abstract Algebra Combinatorics and Graph Theory Probability Number Theory Differential Equations

\blacklozenge Putnam seminar at other universities: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, Harvey Mudd College, College William & Mary, University of California Los Angeles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Universty of Oklahoma, University of California Riverside, University of California Berkeley, Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Massachusetts, Louisiana State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


\bigstar \Huge{\mathbf{UNIVERSITY}} \Huge{\mathbf{OF}} \Huge{\mathbf{PITTSBURGH}} \Huge{(\mathbf{2014-2017})}

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2017}: PUTNAM SEMINAR (MATH 1010)

Instructors: George SparlingCezar Lupu
Guest lecturers: Roman Fedorov (faculty), Piotr Hajlasz (faculty), Thomas Hales (faculty), Bogdan Ion (faculty), Derek Orr (Ph.D. student), Cody Johnson (undergraduate student-Carnegie Mellon University)
Email(s): sparling@pitt.edu, gnilraps@gmail.com, cel47@pitt.edu or lupucezar@gmail.com
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5.15-7 PM, Thackeray 427
Schedule: Detailed Schedule

Students attending the seminar (alphabetical order):

1. Abraham Harris, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: abrahamfreemanharns@gmail.com
2. Matthew Gerstbrein, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: mlg113@pitt.edu
3. Andrew Klang, Sophomore-Applied Mathematics, e-mail: ajk132@pitt.edu
4. Tianke Li, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: til41@pitt.edu
5. Siqi Cao, Junior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: sic23@pitt.edu
6. Lu Xiao, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: lux7@pitt.edu
7. Andrew LeCours, Senior-Mathematics/Computer Science, e-mail: aml182@pitt.edu
8. Ed Terrell, Senior-Mathematics/Biology, e-mail: emt57@pitt.edu
9. Andrew Tindall, Senior-Mathematics, e-mail: ajt66@pitt.edu
10. Carlos Vazquez Gomez, Junior-Engineering/Physics, e-mail: cdv16@pitt.edu
11. Haoming (Frank) Yan, Senior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: hay39@pitt.edu
12. Anthony Sicilia, Senior-Applied Mathematics, e-mail: abs92@pitt.edu
13. Eric Peterson, Sophomore-Applied Mathematics, e-mail: erp48@pitt.edu
14. Tanmoy Sarker, Junior-Mechanical Engineering, e-mail: tks15@pitt.edu

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2016}: PUTNAM SEMINAR (MATH 1010)

Instructors: George SparlingCezar Lupu
Guest lecturers: Thomas HalesIrina-Roxana Popescu, Derek Orr
Email(s): sparling@pitt.edu, gnilraps@gmail.com, cel47@pitt.edu or lupucezar@gmail.com
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5.15-6.45 PM, Thackeray 703
Schedule: Preliminary program

Students attending the seminar (alphabetical order):

1. Tommy Bednar, Senior-Computer Engineering/Mathematics, e-mail: tab114@pitt.edu
2. Abraham Harris, Freshman-Mathematics, e-mail: abrahamfreemanharns@gmail.com
3. Matthew Gerstbrein, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: mlg113@pitt.edu
4. Jacob Gross, Senior-Mathematics, e-mail: jag218@pitt.edu
5. Jack Hafer, Senior-Mathematics, e-mail: jlh239@pitt.edu
6. Andrew Klang, Sophomore-Applied Mathematics, e-mail: ajk132@pitt.edu
7. Tianke Li, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: til41@pitt.edu
8. Alex Mang, Senior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: amm369@pitt.edu
9. Mark Paulson, Senior-Mathematics, e-mail: map261@pitt.edu
10. Omari Payne, Senior-Mathematics, e-mail: omaripayne1@gmail.com
11. Terry Tan, Senior-Mathematics/Computer Science, e-mail: tet19@pitt.edu
12. Andrew Tindall, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: ajt66@pitt.edu
13. Carlos Vazquez, Sophomore-Engineering/Physics, e-mail: cdv16@pitt.edu
14. Haoming (Frank) Yan, Junior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: hay39@pitt.edu

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2015}: PUTNAM SEMINAR (MATH 1010)

Instructors: George Sparling (coordinator), Gregory Constantine, Bogdan Ion, Kiumars Kaveh,
Cezar Lupu (coordinator), Irina-Roxana Popescu
Email(s): sparling@pitt.edu, gnilraps@gmail.com, cel47@pitt.edu or lupucezar@gmail.com
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Time and location: Tuesday: 5.15-6.45 PM, Thackeray 427
Schedule: Preliminary program

Students attending the seminar (alphabetical order):

1. Tommy Bednar, Senior-Computer Engineering/Mathematics, e-mail: tab114@pitt.edu
2. Jacob Gross, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: jag218@pitt.edu
3. Jack Hafer, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: jlh239@pitt.edu
4. Stefan Ivanovici, Senior-Computer Science, e-mail: sai19@pitt.edu
5. Alec Jasen, Senior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: aej23@pitt.edu
6. Tianke Li, Freshman-Mathematics, e-mail: til41@pitt.edu
7. Qingchuan Lyu, Freshman-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: qil44@pitt.edu
8. Alex Mang, Junior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: amm369@pitt.edu
9. Derek Orr, Senior-Mathematics/Physics, e-mail: djo15@pitt.edu
10. Mark Paulson, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: map261@pitt.edu
11. Omari Payne, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: omaripayne1@gmail.com
12. Makharia Shivangee, Freshman-Mathematics, e-mail: shm114@pitt.edu
13. Matthew Smylie, Senior-Physics/Mathematics, e-mail: mjs212@pitt.edu
14. Andrew Tindall, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: ajt66@pitt.edu
15. Ming Tian, Senior-Eletrical Engineering, e-mail: mit46@pitt.edu
16. Raghu Vaddempudi, Senior-Eletrical Engineering, e-mail: rrv8@pitt.edu
17. Zac Yu, Freshman-Mathematics/Computer Science, e-mail: zac.yu@pitt.edu

The Seventy Fifth Putnam Examination is expected to be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015, from 10:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 6:00pm. –EXAM

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2014}: PUTNAM SEMINAR (MATH 1010)

Instructors: George Sparling (coordinator), Bogdan Ion, Jonathan Holland, Cezar Lupu (coordinator), Irina-Roxana Popescu
Email(s): sparling@pitt.edu, gnilraps@gmail.com, cel47@pitt.edu or lupucezar@gmail.com
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Seminar schedule: Wednesday, 4.30-6 PM (703 Thackeray Hall)

Students attending the seminar (alphabetical order):

1. Tommy Bednar, Junior-Computer Engineering/Mathematics, e-mail: tab114@pitt.edu
2. Cathleen Gillette, Senior-Mathematics/French, e-mail: czg4@pitt.edu
3. Jack Hafer, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: jlh239@pitt.edu
4. Stefan Ivanovici, Junior-Computer Science, e-mail: sai19@pitt.edu
5. Alec Jasen, Junior-Mathematics/Economics, e-mail: aej23@pitt.edu
6. Joe Johnston, Junior-Physics/Mathematics, e-mail: jpj13@pitt.edu
7. Conrad Kosowsky, Freshman-Mathematics, e-mail: cbk11@pitt.edu
8. Nicholas Nannen, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: ngn5@pitt.edu
9. Derek Orr, Junior-Mathematics/Physics, e-mail: djo15@pitt.edu
10. Omari Payne, Sophomore-Mathematics, e-mail: omaripayne1@gmail.com
11. Yara Skaf, Senior-Molecular Biology/Chemistry, e-mail: yns3@pitt.edu
12. Runze Tang, Sophomore-Eletrical Engineering, e-mail: rut10@pitt.edu
13. Ming Tian, Junior-Eletrical Engineering, e-mail: mit46@pitt.edu
14. Raghu Vaddempudi, Junior-Eletrical Engineering, e-mail: rrv8@pitt.edu
15. Qian Xu, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: qix12@pitt.edu
16. Andrew Zigerelli, Junior-Mathematics, e-mail: anz37@pitt.edu

Putnam Examination (2014)

The Seventy Fifth Putnam Examination is expected to be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.EXAM

References:

1. R. Gelca, T. Andreescu-Putnam and Beyond, Springer Verlag, 2007.
2. T.L. Radulescu, V. D. Radulescu, T. Andreescu-Problems in real analysis: advanced calculus on the real axis, Springer Verlag, 2010
3. V. Boju, L. Funar-The Math Problems Notebook, Birkhauser Verlag, 2007
4. T. Andreescu, G. Dospinescu-Problems from the Book, XYZ Press, 2008
5. V. Prasolov-Polynomials, Springer Verlag, 2001
6. M. Aigner, G. Ziegler-Proofs from the BOOK, Springer Verlag 2010 (4-th edition)
7. V. Prasolov-Problems and Theorems in Linear Algebra, American Mathematical Society Press, 2001
8. J. N. de Souza, J. N. Silva-Berkeley problems in mathematics, Springer Verlag (third edition), 2000
9. T. Andreescu, D. Andrica-Complex Numbers from A to Z, Birkhauser Verlag, 2006
10. B. Bollobas-The Art of Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, 2006
11. G. Szekeley-Contests in Higher Mathematics- Miklos Schweitzer competition 1962-1991, Springer Verlag, 1996
12. Herbert S. Wilf, Generating Functionology, Academic Press, 1990
13. A. M. Yaglom, I. M. Yaglom- Challenging Mathematical Problems with Elementary Solutions Vol. 1 & 2, Dover Publications, 1987
14. Frederick Mosteller- Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions, Dover Publications, 1965
15. Kedlaya, Poonen and Vakil- The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 1985-2000: Problems, Solutions and Commentary, The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., 2002
16. William Lowell Putnam Competitions 1995-2010
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19. Putnam training sessions at Northwestern University, 2014
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21. Kiran Kedlaya-Putnam archive (1985-2013).
22. John Scholes-Putnam Kalva archive (1938-2003)
23. Joseph Gallian-Putnam competition from 1938-2013

\bigstar \Huge{\mathbf{POLITEHNICA}} \Huge{\mathbf{UNIVERSITY}} \Huge{\mathbf{OF}} \Huge{\mathbf{BUCHAREST}} \Huge{(\mathbf{2010-2012})}

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2011}: PROBLEM SOLVING SEMINAR

Coordinators: Radu Gologan, Cezar Lupu, Mircea Olteanu
Email(s): rgolog@yahoo.com, lupucezar@gmail.com and mirolteanu@yahoo.co.uk
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Schedule: Program

\blacktriangleright \mathbf{Fall} \mathbf{2010}: PROBLEM SOLVING SEMINAR

Coordinators: Radu Gologan, Cezar Lupu, Mircea Olteanu
Email(s): rgolog@yahoo.com, lupucezar@gmail.com and mirolteanu@yahoo.co.uk
Webpage: https://lupucezar.wordpress.com/competitions/
Schedule: Program

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