## Welcome to the 2017 University of Pittsburgh Integration Bee Webpage

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What, When and Where: The 2017 Integration Bee will take place on Friday, April 7th, at 7 PM in Alumni Hall, room 343.

Who: Everyone is welcome to attend.
Participation is open to any Pitt undergraduate student.

How: To sign up, email Dr. Jonathan Rubin at jonrubin@pitt.edu.
Sign-ups will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Prizes: $200 in bookstore certificates will be distributed among all winners.

Who Again: This event is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Honors College and
Department of Mathematics.

### Examples of integrals from other Integration Bees:

### Official Rules for the 2017 Competition:

1) Participants must correctly evaluate indefinite or definite single variable integrals in the time allotted.

2) Participants will take turns working. In the first round, the first participant will have 2 minutes to evaluate an integral. If this is not done correctly, then the second
participant will have 1 minute on the same integral. If the next answer is
incorrect, the third will have 30 seconds on this integral. If all three answer
incorrectly, then a new integral will be given to the fourth contestant and the
sequence repeats. If the integral is evaluated correctly, the next participant gets a new integral and 2 minutes.
In the second round, the same algorithm is followed for the first two students per integral but integrals will not go to 3 students.

3) Each participant is allowed one * lifeline * during the competition.
He/she may call timeout and consult with anyone in the audience on relevant intergration techniques for 20 seconds before
proceeding. The lifeline cannot simply state the answer to a problem. The participant cannot write during this consultation.

4) If a participant misses an integral, then he/she is eliminated from the competition.

5) After 2 rounds, all remaining
contestants will compete head-to-head in a "lightning round" to see who
can correctly evaluate the next integral the fastest.
Depending on numbers of contestants, there may be multiple lightning rounds.

6) At some point, it will be announced that a particular
lightning round is the final round. The integration champ is
the first contestant who correctly evaluates the integral in the
final round.

7) Prizes will be given to all participants who make it to the final round.