The add about the course: M110  poster
Instructor:
email: ihozo@iun.edu
Textbook: For
All Practical Purposes 5^{th} Ed. by COMAP
In this course we will examine
some of the most important applications of mathematics in everyday life:
applications in politics. While historians, psychologists and sociologists are
interested in the political events, their social significance, and the workings
of the human mind; it is the mathematicians who are interested in quantitative
aspects of social interactions.
READ MORE ABOUT THESE TOPICS:
Voting Systems: Chapter 11, Sample Tests: 01,
02, 03
TI92 program for voting procedures (place voting preferences in a matrix a first).
Statistics and Politics: Chapter 8 ,
Sample Tests: 01, 02,
03
Excellent site on Sampling and Statistics
Presidential Poll tracking. All polls
Latest Newsweek poll (
How to spot a bogus poll, Polls
Student Presentations: Student Projects (click on the link for some ideas)
Power and
Weighted Voting Systems: Chapter 12 (ZCheck this page), Sample
Tests: 01, 02, and 03.
Game Theory: Chapter 15 Sample Tests: 1, 2, 3, 4
(VERY) TENTATIVE SYLLABUS 
Homework/Tests 

1 
Aug 29 
Voting Systems: Majority, Plurality, Hare, Borda, Pairwise Comparisons 
Chapter 11: Exercises 131 
Aug 30 

2 
Sep 5 


Sep 7 
Homework Due 

3 
Sep 12 
Statistics and
Politics: 
TEST #1 
Sep 14 
Chapter 8: Exercises 155 

4 
Sep 19 


Sep 21 

5 
Sep 26 

Students Pick Projects 
Sep 28 

6 
Oct 3 

Homework Due 
Oct 5 
TEST #2 

7 
Oct 10 
Weighted Voting Systems 
Chapter 12: Exercises 141 
Oct 12 

8 
Oct 17 


Oct 19 

9 
Oct 24 

Homework Due 
Oct 26 
TEST #3 

Oct 27 
Automatic ‘W’ Deadline 

10 
Oct 31 
Game Theory: 
Chapter 15: Exercises 140 
Nov 2 

11 
Nov 7 


Nov 9 

12 
Nov 14 


Nov 16 
Homework Due 

13 
Nov 21 

TEST #4 
Nov 23 
Thanksgiving 

14 
Nov 28 
Student Presentations 

Nov 30 

15 
Dec 5 


Dec 7 

16 
Dec 12 


Dec 14 


EXTRA
DEMOCRACY EVOLVES! More
information about voting.
U. S. Electoral
College Read
about the electoral college
Math
Alive Lab 6: Voting and Social Choice
Try your own data.
Voting
– Page More information about
voting.
Approval Voting A different way to vote.
The Mathematics of
Voting (U of Alabama Page)