Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Fall 2014 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 15
Sep 9 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Sep 27
Sep 16 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Oct 4
Sep 23 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Oct 4
Sep 30 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, October 6  
Oct 7 No Monday class.
Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Oct 25
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 28 Last day to drop Oct 22
   
Nov 4 Practice Exam 2
Exam 2, November 6 Nov 12
Nov 11 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d) Nov 17
Nov 18 Thanksgiving resess (27 - 30)      
Dec 2 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Dec 4 Exam 3, December 4 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13  
Dec 9-10 Reading period      
Dec 11& 16 Final Exam   at 8:00 am sec 01 and 11:30am sec 02