Estimated Schedule for Math 118
Spring 2003

last update: Thursday, 15 May 2003 at 11:53 PM EDT

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Date
Topics
Homework and Quizzes
1/22, 1/24 Introduction and Administrivia. Plurality voting, Borda's method. Sections 1.1, 1.2 1.1 2,3,12,13,15,21,22,24,25; 1.2 1,9,12,15
Due 2/4 or 2/6 in recitation.
No quiz this week
1/27-1/31 Head-to-Head comparisions, Approval Voting, Is there an ideal voting system? Sections 1.3-1.5
voting methods calculator applet
1.3 2, 4, 10, 19; 1.4 2, 7, 8; 1.5 3, 4, 7;
Due 2/11 or 2/13 in recitation.
Quiz #1 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
2/3 - 2/7 Powers, Roots, and Logs; Simple Interest Sections 3.1-3.2 3.1 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 23, 28; 3.2 3, 7, 20, 23; Due 2/18 or 2/20 in recitation.
Quiz #2 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
2/10 - 2/14 Compound interest, systematic savings. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
financial calculator applet
3.3 3, 4, 10, 13, 25, 32, 36 3.4 13, 14, 15, 22 3.5 5, 6, 10, 13, 23
Extra Credit (worth 8 points): 3.3 53
Quiz #3 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
2/17 - 2/21 Fun in the snow, more on systematic savings, amortized loans. 3.4, 3.5 No assigned homework: you should review for exam. Try the midterm from Fall '02 (pdf) for practice. Ours will be different, but you should be able to do all of these problems (except perhaps 1e). A summary of topics is available online.
Quiz #4 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
2/24 - 2/28 Introduction to probability, a little review.
First midterm on Friday, 2/28 covering chapters 1 and 3 (here's the midterm in PDF)
4.1 Coin-flipping applet No quiz this week, since we have an exam instead.
Solutions to the midterm (pdf or html).
3/3 - 3/7 The addition rule, conditional probability, counting. 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 Permutations, Combinations, and Factorial Calculator 4.1 1, 2, 8, 20; 4.3 3, 8, 9; (due week of 3/10-3/14)
Extra Credit (30 pts)
Quiz #5 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
3/10 - 3/14 expected value, paths and networks. 4.7, 6.1, 6.2 4.4: 26, 31, 33; 4.6: 6, 11, 16; 6.1: 15, 16, 19, 22, 24. Quiz #6 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
3/17 - 3/21
 Spring Break
3/24 - 3/28 The traveling salesman problem, Hamiltonian circuits, and spanning trees.
last day to withdraw or P/NC is 3/28
6.2, 6.3
Traveling Salesman Problem Applet
(there should be some homework here, but I messed up. See next week)
Quiz #7 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
3/31 - 4/4 Game theory: game trees, tic-tac-toe, the prisoners dilemma, simultaenous move games, payoff matrices. 9.1, 9.2
Payoff matrix calculator
6.2: 7, 12, 16, 19; 6.3: 15, 16, 20; 9.1: 2, 3, 9, 10; 9.2: 6, 7.
Extra Credit: 9.1, #36 (5 points).
Quiz #8 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
4/7 - 4/11 Zero-sum games, mixed strategies. 9.3, 9.4, 9.5 9.3: 2, 3, 9, 15; 9.4: 3, 11, 14; 9.5: 2, 5, 11;
Quiz #9 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
4/14 finish game theory, brief review.
No class 4/16, 4/18 (passover)
9.6 The second midterm from Fall '02 (pdf) is here for you to practice with. Ours will have less probability, and some game theory questions. See the list of topics for details.
no quiz this week
4/21 - 4/25 Second midterm on Monday, 4/21 covering chapter 4 (not 4.2, 4.7, or 4.8), chapter 6, and chapter 9. Here's the midterm in PDF.
polygons and tilings.
7.1, 7.2 7.1: 10, 11, 12, 23, 26. 7.2: 6, 8, 14, 15, 25.
Extra Credit (5 pts): 7.2: 30.
Solutions to the second midterm (pdf or html). Quiz #10 (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
4/28 - 5/2 multi-media lecture on tilings, polyhedra. 7.3 7.3: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 30. Extra credit (5 pts, turn in in lecture by 5/9).
Extra credit (40 pts, turn in in lecture by 5/9).
Quiz #11 (extra credit quiz) (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
5/5 - 5/9 Review everything, all over again. Quiz #12 (optional extra credit quiz) (pdf), and solutions (pdf or html).
 Monday, May 19 11:00-1:30 Final exam Old Engineering 143
The final will be cumulative, covering all the topics we have covered this semester. If you can do all of the questions from the in-class quizzes, you should have no problems.