1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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 ?
     
  2. jcsd
  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/
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted