Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Spring 2015 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 21 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Jan 30
Jan 26 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Feb 6
Feb 2 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Feb 13
Feb 9 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Feb 15
Feb 17 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, February 19  
Feb 24 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Feb 27
Mar 9 Lowndes' method
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Mar 16
Mar 4 Last day to drop courses      
Mar 16-22 Spring break      
Mar 23 Jefferson method     Mar 26
Mar 30 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Apr 2
Apr 6 Review
2.5
6 -- 10 Apr 14
  Practice Exam 2   Exam 2, Apr 7  
Apr 13 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Apr 20 Systematic Savings / 401K plan 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Apr 20 Amortized Loan / Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13 Apr 28
Apr 28 Review Practice Exam 3      
May 5 Final Exam   at 8:00 am