Section 004

Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

- Course Evaluation
- Answer keys are available in the Math Library. To find the Math Library, take an elevator to the basement of Patterson Office Tower. Go toward the vending machines and take a right. The Math Library will be on your left.
- You will need to have access to Adobe Acrobat in order to view many of the links on this page. You can obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat here.

- Material to be Covered:
- Chapter 1, Voting Methods, Sections 1.1-1.5
- Chapter 2, Apportionment: Sharing What Cannot be Divided Arbitrarily, Sections 2.1-2.2

- Objectives for Exam 1
- Assignments for Exam 1 (Revised)
- An Example of Fair Voting Method Impossibility
- Jefferson's Method, Section 2.2, Example 1
- Jefferson's Method, Section 2.2, Example 2
- Jefferson's Method, Section 2.2, Example 3
- Jefferson's Method, Section 2.2, Example 3, continued
- Webster's Method, Section 2.2, Example 4
- Webster's Method, Section 2.2, Example 5
- Review for Exam 1
- Links for Writing Assignment A:

- Material to be Covered:
- Chapter 2, Apportionment: Sharing What Cannot be Divided Arbitrarily, Sections 2.3-2.4
- Chapter 8, Number Theory, Sections 8.1-8.4

- Objectives for Exam 2
- Assignments for Exam 2 (Revised)
- Hill-Huntington Method, Section 2.3, Example 1
- Proofs of Divisibility Tests
- Notes and Review Questions for Exam 2

- Material to be Covered:
- Chapter 7, Tilings and Polyhedra, Sections 7.1-7.3
- Chapter 9, Game Theory, Section 9.1

- Objectives for Exam 3
- Assignments for Exam 3 (Revised)
- Extra Credit
- Using Maple to draw a cube
- A proof of Euler's formula

- Exam 4 will be a cumulative Final Exam. That is, Exam 4 will cover all the material from Exams 1--3 in addition to the new material for Exam 4.
- Material to be Covered:
- Chapter 3, The Mathematics of Money, Sections 3.1-3.5

- Objectives for Exam 4
- Assignments for Exam 4 (Revised)

- Worksheet 1
- Worksheet 2
- Worksheet 3
- Worksheet 3, page 2, pdf file
- Worksheet 3, page 2, spreadsheet
- Worksheet 4
- Worksheet 5
- Worksheet 6
- Worksheet 7
- Worksheet 8
- Worksheet 9
- Worksheet 10
- Worksheet 11
- Worksheet 12