Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Fall 2012 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 5 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Sep 15
Sep 10 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Sep 27
Sep 17 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Oct 4
Sep 24 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Oct 4
Oct 1 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, October 6  
Oct 8 No Monday class.
Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Oct 25
Oct 15 Jefferson and Webster Methods
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Nov 1
Oct 22 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Nov 8
Oct 29 Last day to drop Oct 17
   
Nov 5  
2.5
6 -- 10 Nov 12
Nov 12 Practice Exam 2   Exam 2, November 20 Nov 17
Nov 19 Thanksgiving resess (22 - 25)      
Nov 26 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Dec 3 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Dec 10 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13  
Dec 11-12 Reading period      
Dec 13& 20 Final Exam   at 11:30 am sec 01 and 3pm