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 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
Jan 24 Plurality and Runoff Methods 1.2 3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Jun 31
Jun 31 Borda's Count 1.3 3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Frb 7
Feb 7 Head-to-Head Comparisons 1.4 3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Feb 14
Feb 14 Review   Exam 3, Feb 18  
Feb 21 Hamilton Method 2.2 19 -- 22 Feb 28
Feb 28 Jefferson Method 2.3 8 -- 11 Mar 7
Mar 7 Webster Methods 2.4 3 -- 9 Mar 14
Mar 14 Hill-Huntington Method 2.5 1 -- 10 Mar 28
Mar 21-27 Spring Break      
  Last day to drop March 28      
Mar 28 Review   Exam 2: Apr 1  
Apr 4 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 5 (a,b,c,d) Apr 11
Apr 11 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 - 4 (a,b,c,d)7, 8 Apr 18
Apr 18 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 12, 18, 19 Apr 25
Apr 25 Review and project due Apr 29      
May 2     Exam 3, Apr 27  
May 6 Final exam   May 6, 11:30am