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 |