What is Putnam? All i know is that it is a mathematics competition

In summary, Putnam is a prestigious mathematics competition for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Any undergraduate student can participate, regardless of their major. It is a six-hour competition with 12 difficult problems, divided into two sessions. The purpose of Putnam is to promote excellence in mathematics and recognize top talent. Cash prizes are awarded to the top five individuals and top five teams, with the top prize being $25,000.
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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?
 
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Putnam is indeed a mathematics competition that has been held annually since 1938. It is named after William Lowell Putnam, a prominent American mathematician who helped establish the competition. The Putnam competition is open to undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. It is typically held on the first Saturday in December and consists of two 3-hour sessions of six problems each. The problems are challenging and require creativity and advanced mathematical skills to solve.

The competition is not limited to mathematics majors and anyone with a strong interest and aptitude in mathematics is encouraged to participate. However, it is important to note that the problems in the Putnam competition are typically at the level of advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate mathematics courses.

The Putnam competition is considered one of the most prestigious mathematics competitions in North America and is highly regarded by graduate schools and employers in the mathematical sciences. Students who perform well in the competition may receive recognition and awards, and it can also serve as a valuable experience for those pursuing further studies or careers in mathematics.

In summary, the Putnam competition is an annual mathematics competition open to undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. It is a challenging and prestigious event that can provide valuable recognition and experience for those interested in mathematics.
 

What is Putnam?

Putnam is a highly prestigious mathematics competition held annually for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.

Who can participate in Putnam?

Any undergraduate student enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Canada can participate in Putnam, regardless of their major.

How is Putnam structured?

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.

What is the purpose of Putnam?

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.

What are the prizes for Putnam?

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.

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