Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Topics in Mathematics, Fall 2016 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 8 Introduction
1.1
1 -- 8 Sep 15
Sep 13 Plurality methods
1.2
3 -- 6, 10, 11, 15 -- 20a,b,c Sep 22
Sep 20 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Oct 4
Sep 27 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14 Oct 4
Oct 4 Exam 1   Exam 1, October 6  
Oct 11 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Oct 20
Oct 18 Jefferson and Webster Methods
2.3
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 Nov 1
Oct 19 Last day to drop   notes  
Oct 25 Hill-Huntington Method
2.4
6 -- 10 Nov 8
Nov 1 Practice Exam 2
Exam 2, November 10 Nov 12
Nov 8 Compound Interest 3.3 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d) Nov 17
Nov 15 Systeematic Savings 3.4 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6 Nov 29
Nov 24 Thanksgiving resess (24 - 27)      
Dec 1 Mortgage 3.5 1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13  
Dec 6 Exam 3, December 8      
Dec 10 Last class      
Dec 14 Reading period      
Dec 20 Final Exam   at 3:00pm sec 01