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I Connections of Putnam and IMC with research in Mathematics

  1. Nov 28, 2016 #1
    Is it true that some problems from Putnam and IMC have connections to Mathematics at the research level and it's necessary to use techniques at that level to solve them ? If so, could someone give me examples of Real Analysis problems of this type ?
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    It would seem that these problems come from basic knowledge of college mathematics and not from fundamental research in mathematics.

    from the wikipedia article:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lowell_Putnam_Mathematical_Competition

    Here's more on the Putnam with problems from past competitions:

    http://www.math.harvard.edu/putnam/

    and

    http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/
     
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