The Albert A. Bennett Calculus Contest is held at the end of every regular semester. Participation is limited to students who are finishing the Calculus sequence that semester. The questions are based on the topics covered in the Calculus courses (M408C-D or M408K-L-M), but require more than the usual amount of persistence and cleverness. Contestants have two hours to answer approximately five questions.

No electronic or mechanical aids are to be used during (any of) the competitions.

**Previous Calculus exams:**

NOTE: some older versions of these courses included some topics from multivariable calculus that are no longer part of the syllabus (e.g. classification of critical points of multivariate functions). So the current contest questions will not cover some of the topics shown in the old exams. Don't worry if you don't know how to solve those!

Starting in 2017 we offer a Linear Algebra exam as well, in December. Participation is limited to students who will have finished an introductory Linear Algebra course during the prior 11 months (including the current semester). Questions are based on the topics that are in the intersection of the syllabi for M340L and M341, but are somewhat more involved than is typical for exams in those courses. Some questions may require proofs. Contestants have two hours to answer approximately five questions. A list of topics and notation used is available here.

**Previous Linear Algebra exams:**

- Fall 2020 announcement
- Fall 2020 questions
- Fall 2020 answers
- Fall 2020 winners
- Fall 2019 announcement
- Fall 2019 questions
- Fall 2019 answers
- Fall 2019 winners
- Fall 2018 announcement
- Fall 2018 questions
- Fall 2018 answers
- Fall 2018 winners
- Fall 2017 announcement
- Fall 2017 questions
- Fall 2017 answers
- Fall 2017 winners

Starting in 2018 we offer a Differential Equation exam as well, in May. Participation is limited to students who will have finished an introductory Differential Equations course during the prior 11 months (including the current semester). Questions are based on the topics in the syllabus for M427J at U.T. but are somewhat more involved than is typical for exams in that course. Course eligibility includes M427J-H and courses that transfer to UT as M427J or M427K. Contestants have two hours to answer approximately five questions.

**Previous Differential Equations exams:**

- The Spring, 2020 competition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Spring 2019 announcement
- Spring 2019 questions
- Spring 2019 answers
- Spring 2019 winners
- Spring 2018 announcement
- Spring 2018 questions
- Spring 2018 answers
- Spring 2018 winners

Photo: The Fall, 2011 participants in action!