Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Fall 2013 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 2 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Sep 10
Sep 9 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Sep 17
Sep 16 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Sep 24
Sep 23 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Oct 1
Sep 30 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, October 3  
Oct 7 Hamilton's Method 2.2 19 -- 22  
Oct 14 Jefferson and Webster Methods
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Nov 1
Oct 21 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Nov 8
Oct 29 Last day to drop Oct 17
   
Nov 5 Review
2.5
6 -- 10 Nov 12
Nov 12 Practice Exam 2      
Nov 19 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d) Nov 17
Nov 28 Thanksgiving resess (22 - 25) 3.4    
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  
  Reading period      
Dec 17 Final Exam   December 17, at 8am.