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 |