Problem of the Week
The Problem of the Week (POTW) is an activity of the United States Military Academy's Math Forum. Once each week's problem is closed out, a new problem will be posted and the solution to the previous problem will be posted. Each week, the previous week's winners will be posted below. The overall winners will be posted at the end of the academic year.
 
Background The POTW is a program that exists in some form or variation at many of the top colleges and universities across the nation and around the world. Each week, a new ... exciting ... and challenging problem will be posted to this homepage. Interested cadets, faculty, and other individuals outside USMA are welcome and encouraged to participate. Rules of Engagement The POTW contest will span the entire academic year at West Point. "Top Guns" (winners) will be identified in three categories at the end of the academic year, and certificates will be awarded for each of the three categories. The categories are:
All interested parties will have access to the problem at 1200 hours (Noon EST) on Friday of Week "n" and will have until 1600 (4 p.m. EST) on Thursday of Week "n+1" to present their solutions. How: Email us your solution. Email may take the forms of either: plain text typed into an email message, a word document, Excel document, Mathematica notebook, or scanned Adobe file. Regardless of the submission method, please show your work to the best of your ability. If none of these options works for you, you may drop off a hard copy in TH255C. Please put the time of submission on it with the subject line: POTW 
Current Problem

R The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts several research and professional development seminars. The following groups host seminars:
This table lists the seminars hosted by CDAS, CFD, and Math of OR. All of these seminars take place on Thursday afternoons from 14:00 to 14:55. Others listed are for informational purpose.

Advanced Core Mathematics Program
What is the Advanced Core Mathematics Program? The Advanced Core Mathematics Program is a voluntary twosemester advanced mathematics sequence for selected cadets who have demonstrated strength in the mathematical sciences. It is designed to provide a foundation for the continued study of mathematics, technology, sciences, and engineering. Students in the program study Mathematical Modeling and Introduction to Differential Equations (MA153) during their first semester and Advanced Multivariable Calculus (MA255) in their second semester. To complete the core mathematics requirement for graduation, students will then take Probability and Statistics (MA206) in the fall of yearling year.
Q. How can I get more information? 
Prospective Students
Your Success in the Core Mathematics Curriculum Begins Here  
What is the Fundamental Concepts Exam (FCE)? Cadets enter the US Military Academy with different math backgrounds. To successfully begin work in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses at USMA, incoming cadets must arrive with the knowledge of certain mathematical skills and concepts. The FCE is designed to test those skills. All cadets are required to pass the test and demonstrate mastery of its topics before moving on to higher math courses.

Sample Fundamental Concepts Exams 
Have You Already Taken Calculus? If you have already taken Calculus then you may be able to qualify for placement in the Advanced Core Mathematics Program at West Point. For more information on this opportunity, follow this link. 