Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Fall 2010 MTH106

The following calendar gives a timetable for the course. Your class may be slightly behind or ahead at any given time.

Below the calendar is a list of sections in the textbook "Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance" by Vladimir Dobrushkin.

Some of these may be done in class, others as homework. You should attempt them all. (Note: In the problem lists, a notation like 3-9 means that all the problems 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are assigned.)

 Week  Events  Section  Problems  Due
Sep 8 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Sep 17
Sep 13 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Sep 27
Sep 20 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Oct 4
Sep 27 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Oct 4
Oct 4 Review   Exam 1, October 6  
Oct 11 No Monday class.
Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Oct 25
Oct 18 Jefferson and Webster Methods
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Nov 1
Oct 25 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Nov 8
Nov 1 Last day to drop Nov 3.
   
Nov 8  
2.5
6 -- 10 Nov 12
Nov 15     Exam 2 Nov 17
Nov 22 Thanksgiving resess (25 - 28)      
Nov 29 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Dec 6 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Dec 13 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13  
Dec 15 & 17 Final Exam