Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Mathematics of Social Choice and Finance, Spring 2017 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 30 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Feb 6
Feb 7 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Feb 13
Feb 14 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Feb 15
Feb 21 Practice Exam 1   Exam 1, February 19  
Feb 28 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Feb 27
Mar 7 Lowndes' method
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Mar 16
Mar 6 Last day to drop courses      
Mar 13-19 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   Exam 3, April 28  
May 1 Last day of class      
May 11 Final Exam (section 01)   at 8:00 am