**Who will be our next
president?**

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?**

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**Why is negative campaigning working?
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**What does Mathematical Game Theory
have to do with political campaigns?**

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**What is the power of the president
of the United States? Of a senator? **

**What weight does the
president carry in passing laws?**

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**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
course.**

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# Professor: Iztok Hozo Fall 2000: M110

** Satisfies Arts and Sciences
Group I Mathematics Requirement**

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*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:

- Voting
systems, Social Choice (Social Welfare).,
- Sample
Surveys (The Gallup Survey), Statistical reasoning,
- Political
power (European Economic Community, Power of the U.S. President, Power of
a Senator),
- Models
of international conflict (Arms Race, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Yom Kippur
War),
- Game
Theory (zero-sum games),