Northwestern Putnam Training Problems, Fall 2009 Northwestern Putnam Training Problems, Fall 2009

Feel free to come and talk to me about these problems, to hand in solutions, or just to work on them yourselves. They are thematically related to the weekly discussions, but are only loosely connected to the methods I will be presenting; attending the lectures should help with some problems but not necessarily with others.

Problem Sheet I: Warm Ups.

Problem Sheet II: Combinatorics.

Problem Sheet III: Number Theory.

Problem Sheet IV: Polynomials.

Problem Sheet V: Polynomials and Recurrence Relations.

Problem Sheet VI: Analysis I.

Older Problems. Problem Sheet I: Polynomials.

Problem Sheet II: Integrals.

Problem Sheet III: Functional Equations.

Problem Sheet IV: The Pigeonhole Principle.

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Results
2007 : Team: Samuel Ruth, Michael Skalak, Yiwei She, Team Rank: 23

2006 : Team: Samuel Ruth, Michael Skalak, Samuel Eckels, Team Rank: 32

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