Math 89s - Game Theory and Democracy
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:25 - 2:40pm,
The Final Exam for this course is on Sunday,
December 14, at 2pm in our usual classroom. Mark this date on
your calendars now.
Due Wednesday, December 3, 2014: Work these problems
from the book, in handwriting, and turn them in during class.
Due Monday, November 24, 2014: Paper #3
Format: title page, paper, one page summary,
Turn in your paper by EMAIL to me at
IMPORTANT: Name your file
ABC_Paper2_ShortTitle.docx, where ABC are your initials.
Due October 27, 2014: Paper #2.
Homework for Monday, October 20, 2014: Work problems 1,
2, 3, 6, and 7 of last year's final
(click on link for the exam). This assignment is your best
chance to figure out what you know and what you need to learn before
the final exam. Skip the parts of the problems refering to the
"Schulze method," which we haven't covered yet.
Due September 22, 2014: Paper #1.
for Wednesday, September 10, 2014: Email me (in regular
text in your email) a one or two paragraph proposal for your first
Homework for Monday, September 8, 2014: Do another survey,
this time including the winner according to Ranked Pairs as well.
Homework for Monday, September 1, 2014: Analyze your poll
2) Instant Runoff Voting
3) The Borda Count
4) Instant Runoff Borda
5) Worst Defeat
6) the margin of victory
7) and the Condorcet winner,
if there is one.
Homework for Wednesday, August 27,
2014: Poll 15 friends on a controversial multiple choice
with 4-6 choices.
- Make the question controversial
in the sense that you do not know which choice will likely win, so that
the results will be interesting.
a ballot (using Word, which you can printout 15 times) for each voter
on which you can record each person's first choice, second choice,
third choice, etc. for your question.
- Bring the results to class on Wednesday.