Organizers: Si Li, Cezar Lupu
This course (YMSC-Problem Solving Seminar) teaches important skills in problem
solving that are not taught in a systematic way in any other course. These skills are
extremely valuable in preparing students for jobs and for graduate-level research.
The teaching style will be a mixture of a lecture and a problem-solving session.
Training will involve the study of problems from previous Putnam competitions, for
which this course can be regarded as a useful preparation. An attempt will be made
to look for unifying mathematical ideas. General strategies for solving problems will
also be discussed.