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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 18.S34 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Problem Solving Seminar 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mathematics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Hartley Rogers
    Prof. Richard Stanley
    Prof. Kiran Kedlaya 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 18.S34 Problem Solving Seminar

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    18.S34 Problem Solving Seminar

    Fall 2007

    A cylinder of cheese cut into eight identical pieces.
    It's easy to see that a cylinder of cheese can be cut into eight identical pieces with four straight cuts. Can this be done with only three straight cuts? answer (Image adapted from Supplementary Problems #1 by Prof. Richard Stanley.)

    Course Description

    This course, which is geared toward Freshmen, is an undergraduate seminar on mathematical problem solving. It is intended for students who enjoy solving challenging mathematical problems and who are interested in learning various techniques and background information useful for problem solving. Students in this course are expected to compete in a nationwide mathematics contest for undergraduates.

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