Prof. Vladimir Dobrushkin
Department of Mathematics
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Syllabus

Topics in Mathematics, Spring 2012 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
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 6 Borda counts
1.3
3 -- 6, 15 -- 22 Feb 13
Feb 13 Head-to-Head Comparisons
1.4
3 -- 6, 11 -- 14, Exam 1, Feb 17 Feb 15
Feb 20 Hamilton's Method
2.2
19 -- 22 Feb 27
Feb 27 Jefferson Method
2.4
1 -- 3, 8 -- 12 March 5
Mar 5 Webster Method
2.4
6 -- 10 March 16
Mar 12 Spring Break      
Mar 23 Last day to drop courses
   
Mar 19 Hill-Huntington Method
2.5
6 -- 10 March 27
Mar 26 Review   Exam 2, March 29  
Apr 2 Compound Interest
3.3
1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d)  
Apr 9 Systematic Savings / 401K plan
3.4
1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 5, 6  
Apr 16 Amortized Loan / Mortgage
3.5
1 -- 3 (a,b,c,d), 10 -- 13 Apr 24
Apr 23 Review,   Exam 3, April 24  
May 10 Final Exam   at 11:30am