This course is an introduction to mathematical reason and formalism in the context of mathematical problem solving, such as induction, invariants, inequalities and generating functions.

This course does not satisfy any major requirement, and may be taken more than once for credit. It is primarily used as training for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition.

Liming Sun \(\qquad\) Krieger 222 \(\qquad\) lsun at math.jhu.edu

Time: Th 4:00-5:40am

Location: Remsen Hall 101, Homewood Campus

Office Hour: T 10:00am-11:30am and F 12:30-2:00pm or by appointment

*Putnam and Beyond* by Razvan Gelca and Titu Andreescu

*Problem-Solving Strategies* by Arthur Engel

*Problem-Solving Through Problems* by Loren C. Larson