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 |