ARML Power Contest I
ARML Power Contest I, November Round
Location: Applied Physics and Mathematics Building, Room B402A (basement) The ARML Power Contest is a national team-based competition administered locally. It is modelled after the "power round" of the American Regions Mathematics League held in June of each year. In the power round, a team is given a slate of problems designed around a common theme. The problems are to be solved in Olympiad fashion, meaning that full solutions are to be submitted - not just answers - and those solutions are judged in their entirety, considering qualities such as completeness, clarity, effectiveness of argument, and even elegance as well as the correctness of the final answer. Who should participate? The ARML Power Contest is best-suited for students having some mathematical maturity, some experience in writing proofs, and an ability to work productively with others. SDMC's administration will take place immediately following the regular morning class sessions, which should end by 11:15am. The contest period is 45 minutes, and is planned to run from about 11:30am to 12:15pm. Teams are not pre-set; however, it is expected that organization will resemble that of ARML teams. Only one set of solutions will be submitted to represent San Diego; if we have enough students to compose large enough teams, we may subdivide into more than one group, only one of which will be "official". There is no signup. Interested students should just plan to stay later after their regular SDMC class on the day of the competition.