The IMO Compendium

A Collection of Problems Suggested for the International Mathematical Olympiads: 1959–2004

  • Dušan Djukić
  • Vladimir Janković
  • Ivan Matić
  • Nikola Petrović

Part of the Problem Books in Mathematics book series (PBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Pages 27-332
  4. Pages 333-730
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 731-740

About this book


The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) has within its almost 50-year-old history become the most popular and prestigious competition for high-school students interested in mathematics. Only six students from each participating country are given the honor of participating in this competition every year. The IMO represents not only a great opportunity to tackle interesting and challenging mathematics problems, it also offers a way for high school students to measure up with students from the rest of the world.

The IMO has sparked off a burst of creativity among enthusiasts in creating new and interesting mathematics problems. In an extremely stiff competition, only six problems are chosen each year to appear on the IMO. The total number of problems proposed for the IMOs up to this point is staggering and, as a whole, this collection of problems represents a valuable resource for all high school students preparing for the IMO.

Until now it has been almost impossible to obtain a complete collection of the problems proposed at the IMO in book form. "The IMO Compendium" is the result of a two year long collaboration between four former IMO participants from Yugoslavia, now Serbia and Montenegro, to rescue these problems from old and scattered manuscripts, and produce the ultimate source of IMO practice problems. This book attempts to gather all the problems and solutions appearing on the IMO, as well as the so-called "short-lists", a total of 864 problems. In addition, the book contains 1036 problems from various "long-lists" over the years, for a grand total of 1900 problems.

In short, "The IMO Compendium" is the ultimate collection of challenging high-school-level mathematics problems. It will be an invaluable resource, not only for high-school students preparing for mathematics competitions, but for anyone who loves and appreciates math.


Mathematica calculus combinatorics geometry history of mathematics mathematics number theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Dušan Djukić
    • 1
  • Vladimir Janković
    • 2
  • Ivan Matić
    • 3
  • Nikola Petrović
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia and Montenegro
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.Institute of PhysicsBelgradeSerbia and Montenegro

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24299-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33430-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-3502
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