Declaration of resolve
I, Suryarao Bethapudi, on 29th of September 2018, swear to myself, that from now on, in every week, I will work on one problem selected from the Putnam archive.
I will not plagarize the solution (although the solution is available in the archive).
Link to Putnam archive
I didn’t know about the Putnam prize until I was in fourth year (of my undergrad) doing graduate applications when I was checking out Lorenzo Sadun’s Yang Mills mass gap talk.
I decided to be better late than never.
Years from now, after I become a professor (hopefully), I would like to start something similar in Indian colleges and universities.
The rule is simple. One week is one problem.
I do one problem early, I get the next problem ready and start on it right away.
I can’t do a problem in a week, I now have to do two problems.
This is to teach me discipline which I lack. Hehe!
So, I actually keep track of my progress, I have three metrics:
|Total Questions Done||1|
|Should have worked harder||0|