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Puzzle and Proof: A Decade of Problems from the Utah Math Olympiad (AK Peters/CRC Recreational Mathematics)

Puzzle and Proof: A Decade of Problems from the Utah Math Olympiad (AK Peters/CRC Recreational Mathematics)

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Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Publisher:
A K PETERS
ISBN:
9781032762630
Pages:
136

Description

Puzzle and Proof: A Decade of Problems from the Utah Math Olympiad is a compilation of the problems and solutions for the first ten years of the Utah Math Olympiad. The problems are challenging but should be understandable at a high school level. Besides putting all problems in one place (70 in total), which have not previously appeared in print, the book provides additional inspiration for many of the problems and will contain the first published solutions for 10 problems that were originally published on the contest flyer. The book will be a fantastic resource for anyone who enjoys mathematical and/or logic puzzles or is interested in studying for mathematics competitions.
Features

  • 70 carefully designed, high-quality high-school level math proof problems, with full solutions
  • Detailed pictures and diagrams throughout to aid understanding
  • Suitable for anyone with high school-level mathematics skills with an interest in furthering their understanding, or just enjoying the puzzles
  • Solutions in the back of the book, sorting the problems by difficulty and topic.

About the Author

Samuel Dittmer is a three-time USA Mathematical Olympiad qualifier and two-time William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition honorable mention from Indiana who has also lived in Albania. Sam won the national competition of the American Regions Mathematics League during his sophomore year in high school. Sam graduated with a PhD in math from UCLA in 2019. He lives with his wife and dog in Los Angeles. Hiram Golze is a math teacher at the Waterford School. He grew up in Utah, where he won the Utah State Math Contest twice and qualified for theUSA Mathematical Olympiad once. He currently coaches the Utah American Regions Mathematics League Team and has coached the Utah state MATHCOUNTS team. During the summers, he teaches at the AwesomeMath Summer Program. He has a master's degree in math from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grant Molnar grew up in North Carolina. As an undergraduate, he tied for third place in the Virginia Tech Regional Math Competition, and servedas Brigham Young University Putnam Team Captain from 2014 to 2016. He graduated with his PhD in math from Dartmouth in 2023, and now works as a software developer. Caleb Stanford is currently an assistant professor of computer science at UC Davis. He grew up in Utah, where he won the Utah State Math Contestfive times and qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad once. He holds a bachelor's degree in math and computer science from Brown and a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two cats.