Syllabus

Topics in Mathematics, Fall 2015 MTH108

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 |

Sep 10 | Introduction | 1.1 |
1 -- 8 | Sep 15 |

Sep 15 | Plurality methods | 1.2 |
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c | Sep 22 |

Sep 22 | Borda counts | 1.3 |
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 | Oct 4 |

Sep 29 | Head-to-Head Comparisons | 1.4 |
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 | Oct 4 |

Oct 6 | Exam 1 | Exam 1, October 8 | ||

Oct 13 | Hamilton's Method | 2.2 |
19 -- 22 | Oct 20 |

Oct 20 | Jefferson and Webster Methods | 2.3 |
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 | Nov 1 |

Oct 21 | Last day to drop | notes | ||

Oct 27 | Hill-Huntington Method | 2.4 |
6 -- 10 | Nov 8 |

Nov 3 | Practice Exam 2 | Exam 2, November 5 | Nov 12 | |

Nov 10 | Compound Interest | 3.3 | 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d) | Nov 17 |

Nov 17 | Systeematic Savings | 3.4 | 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6 | Nov 29 |

Nov 18 | Thanksgiving resess (26 - 29) | |||

Dec 1 | Mortgage | 3.5 | 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13 | |

Dec 8 | Exam 3, December 8 | |||

Dec 10 | Last class | |||

Dec 14 | Reading period | |||

Dec 21 | Final Exam | at 8:00am sec 01 |