What is Putnam? All i know is that it is a mathematics competition. Is it international? Who can do it? How can one do it? What credit does one get from doing it?
Putnam is a highly prestigious mathematics competition held annually for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.
Any undergraduate student enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Canada can participate in Putnam, regardless of their major.
Putnam is a six-hour competition consisting of 12 difficult mathematical problems. The competition is divided into two, three-hour sessions with a break in between.
The purpose of Putnam is to promote excellence in mathematics and to identify and recognize top mathematical talent among undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.
The top five individuals with the highest scores in Putnam are awarded cash prizes, with the top prize being $25,000. The top five teams also receive cash prizes, with the top prize being $25,000 split among team members.