Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Spring 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
Jan 23 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Jan 30
Jan 27 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Feb 6
Feb 3 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Feb 13
Feb 10 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Feb 15
Feb 17 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, February 25  
Feb 24 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Feb 27
Mar 3 Lowndes' method
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Mar 16
Mar 5 Last day to drop courses      
Mar 10 Spring break      
Mar 17 Jefferson method     Mar 26
Mar 24 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Apr 2
Mar 31 Review
2.5
6 -- 10 Apr 4
  Practice Exam 2   Exam 2, Apr 8  
Apr 7 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Apr 14 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Apr 21 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13 Apr 24
Apr 29 Review      
May 6 Final Exam   at 8:00 am