**Problem Solving Seminar**

Tuesday, September 3

Math/Stat Seminar
Room

Science Center 149

7pm

This is an
informal seminar on solving the sorts of problems found on the William Lowell Putnam
Mathematics Competition. We’ll look at
some past problems, practice writing solutions, and cover some subjects that
appear often on the exam (like number theory, graphs, polynomials,
inequalities).

Come join us to
prepare for the Putnam, or just to have fun with problems. You don’t have to attend the seminar to take
the exam, or vice versa. You don’t have
to be a math major. If you like (very)
challenging problems, give it a try!

Refreshments will
be provided.

**The William Lowell Putnam **

**MATHEMATICS COMPETITION**

The Putnam exam is a national problem-solving competition for undergraduate students. It takes the form of a 12-problem exam that require ingenuity, but not much advanced mathematics, so first-year students can be competitive. Past exams are posted near Science Center 159 and at

http://www.unl.edu/amc/a-activities/a7-problems/putnamindex.shtml.

This year’s competition takes place Saturday, December 1, 2007.

To get on
the problem-seminar mailing list contact Walter Stromquist
(wstromq1@swarthmore.edu).