Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Spring 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 All Around" by Tom Pinort.

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
Jan 25 Plurality and Runoff Methods 1.1 1 -- 22
Feb 1 Borda's Count 1.2 1 -- 14
Feb 8 Head-to-Head Comparisons 1.3 1 -- 16
Feb 15 Arrow's Impossibility Theorem 1.4 & 1.5 1.4: 1 -- 12, 1.5: 1 -- 7
Feb 22 Practice exam   Exam 1, Feb 24
Mar 1 Hamilton Method 2.1 1 -- 9
Mar 8 Jefferson and Webster Methods 2.2 1 -- 15
Mar 15 Hill-Huntington Method 2.3 1 -- 15
Mar 22-28 Spring Break    
  Last day to drop March 29    
Mar 23 Review   Exam 2: Mar 27
Apr 5 Practice exam 3.1 & 3.2 3.1: 1 -- 30; 3.2: 1 -- 26
Apr 12 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 36
Apr 19 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 22
Apr 26 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 36
May 3 Review and project due Apr 28   Exam 3, Apr 28
May 7 Final exam   at 8:00am