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The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition: Problems and Solutions: 1965-1984 Hardcover – June 1, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0883854419 ISBN-10: 0883854414

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America (June 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883854414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883854419
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Putnam Competition has since 1928 been providing a challenge to mathematics students. This book contains problems with their solutions for the years 1965-1984. It offers an enticing sample of challenging problems and their solutions and belongs on the bookshelf of students, teachers, and all interested in problem solving. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2000
This book has the problems and solutions to the Putnam contest from 1965-1984. The editors/authors have taken time to carefully put this book together.
The solution to each problem is given, and often times, more than one solution is given. The solutions presented are generally concise and elegant (and correct, of course) - in other words, they are mathematically well written.
The book also gives the results - the names of the top five individuals and the top five teams for each year. Also given with each solution is the number of contestants among the top 250 or so who scored 10 points (a perfect score), 9 points, 8 points, ... 1 point - this is useful in estimating the degree of difficulty of the problem.
I didn't find any typos, errors, etc. The editors have done a good job with the book.
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