UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2020-2021 Academic Year

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Advanced 1AAdvanced 1BAdvanced 2AAdvanced 2BAdvanced 3AMC10/12 TrainingBeginners 1ABeginners 1BBeginners 1CBeginners 2A
Beginners 2BIntermediate 1AIntermediate 1BIntermediate 2AIntermediate 2BOlympiads 1Olympiads 2
10/11/2020

Prove the existence of e, and see it arise in various natural situations.

10/18/2020

Does e really exist? Let's try to fill in missing details of our previous claims.

10/25/2020
Handouts: Hats
11/1/2020
Handouts: Worksheet
11/8/2020
Handouts: Worksheet
11/15/2020
11/22/2020
Handouts: finite_geometry
11/29/2020
12/6/2020

We continue with the previous worksheet on Finite Geometry.

Handouts: finite_geometry
12/13/2020
Handouts: Problems
1/10/2021

We study various functions that output lots of prime numbers.

1/17/2021
1/24/2021

We explore some famous dynamical systems, and study the logistic map and the Mandelbrot set.

1/31/2021

We continue exploring dynamical systems.

2/7/2021

We study how to project 3-dimensional figures onto planes, and find out the intersection of 3d figures with planes.

2/14/2021

We will not meet on 2/14/2021. Happy Valentine's Day/President's Day/long-weekend-in-the-middle-of-the-quarter.

2/21/2021

We discuss algorithmic complexity, and learn the difference (if indeed there is one) between P and NP problems.

Handouts: PNP_problems
2/28/2021
3/7/2021
Handouts: Handout
3/14/2021

We have a competition in which we review this term's topics.

Handouts: Problems
4/4/2021

We cover several graph theory topics, including planarity, colorability, and Ramsey Theory.

Handouts: Problems
4/11/2021

We cover several graph theory topics, including planarity, colorability, and Ramsey Theory.

4/18/2021

We explore the field of Incidence Combinatorics, learning about the Szemeredi-Trotter Theorem, sum-product estimates, and Erdos's unit and distinct distances problems.

Handouts: Problems
4/25/2021

We explore the field of Incidence Combinatorics, learning about the Szemeredi-Trotter Theorem, sum-product estimates, and Erdos's unit and distinct distances problems.