Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Spring 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
Jan 23 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Jan 30
Jan 29 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Feb 6
Feb 5 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Feb 13
Feb 12 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Feb 15
Feb 26 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, February 26  
Feb 28 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Feb 27
Mar 5 Lowndes' method
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Mar 16
  Spring break      
Mar 6 Last day to drop courses      
Mar 19 Jefferson method     Mar 26
Mar 26 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Apr 2
Apr 2 Review
2.5
6 -- 10 Apr 4
  Practice Exam 2   Exam 2, Apr 4  
Apr 2 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Apr 9 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Apr 16 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13 Apr 24
Apr 23 Review      
May 7 Final Exam   at 11:30 am