Who will be our next
Patrick J. Buchanan
George W. Bush Al Gore Ralph Nader
What if you voted by awarding points
and counted their totals?
What if you ranked the candidates
instead of voting just for your favorite?
Why is negative campaigning working?
What does Mathematical Game Theory
have to do with political campaigns?
What is the power of the president
of the United States? Of a senator?
What weight does the
president carry in passing laws?
What are they talking about when
they say “margin of error” in a poll?
How come they can only poll
1,000 people and be so sure of the results?
This and more in this
exciting introductory mathematics
Professor: Iztok Hozo Fall 2000: M110
Satisfies Arts and Sciences
Group I Mathematics Requirement
Description: This course teaches math majors and
non-majors, especially those in humanities, the accessibility and beauty of
mathematical thinking. It assumes minimal prior knowledge of college-level
mathematics (no calculus). The underlying philosophy involves focusing on
conceptual aspects of mathematics in the context of important real-world
questions in political science. The course deals with several main topics:
systems, Social Choice (Social Welfare).,
Surveys (The Gallup Survey), Statistical reasoning,
power (European Economic Community, Power of the U.S. President, Power of
of international conflict (Arms Race, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Yom Kippur
Theory (zero-sum games),