The Canadian IMO Team Training Web Page
Maintained by Arthur Baragar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Camp, York University, Toronto, January 3rd -- 8th.
Arthur Baragar. These are the exercises that did not appear on handouts.
Evil problems on recurrence relations, Richard Hoshino.
Mock exam one.
Symmetry and homogeneity, Richard Hoshino.
IMO inequality problems, Richard Hoshino.
Functional equations, Naoki Sato.
problems using trigonometry, Valeria Pandelieva.
Some problems in probability, Neal Madras.
Sequences and series, Naoki Sato.
geometry, Arthur Baragar.
Mock exam two.
Correspondence and technical resources
I welcome the submission of solutions (from participants of the winter
camp) to the exercises mentioned above. Please write up solutions
in LaTeX or TeX. I will try to publish those solutions here.
LaTeX is a program that produces publishing grade output (most of the above
handouts were produced using LaTeX). It was designed for scientific
publishing, so in particular, handles equations very well. The source
code (what I am asking from you) is in ascii format (the characters of
a regular keyboard), so is easy to email. LaTeX compilers are available
for free and for several different platforms (unix, Mac, PC) from http://www.ctan.org
. They also have a starter
page, for the novice. The PC version is MikTeX, which is available
from their site, http://www.miktex.org
. I recommend too the use of Winedt, a front end for PC's (which
simplifies producing TeX documents). This is available (for trial
periods or purchase) from http://www.winedt.com
. They also have links to other LaTeX resources. Mac and unix
users -- you're on your own. I also found a primer for LaTeX at the
Pi Mu Epsilon website. This
is the source file for this
Diagrams: I can include diagrams in LaTeX documents, but it takes
some work. I suggest creating diagrams using Geometer's sketchpad
and sending those to me. In your TeX documents, include the line
"INSERT DIAGRAM <name> HERE." I will insert them myself.
If you are using Cabri or Cinderella, let me know what outputs they can
create (wmf, pdf, eps, the like) and I'll let you know what I can handle.
Adobe Acrobat: The final product is a pdf file, which is readable
using Adobe Acrobat, a program available for free from Adobe.
Please visit their site to obtain a copy, if you don't already have one.
There is a lot of useful material on line. Let me begin with our
The Canadian Math Competitions
site maintained by the CMS.
The American Math Competitions website
contains a lot of material. In particular, I would like to draw your
attention to the following:
Archive, of USAMO, IMO, APMO.
Corner, which includes a reading list, and a very nice geometry package
(this is an unfinished project, and has no diagrams) by Kiran Kedlaya.
There is also a package on inequalities that I presume is just as good.
links, so I don't have to put any more here.
This page was launched January 9th, 2002.