Assignments of Reading and Problem Sets in Math Thought: Voting, Conflict, and Power
    Spring 2002, Math 120

    January and February, 2002

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    Last modified: February 1, 2002

    In the following table, please note:

    Due Reading
    Date   Assignment     Problem Sets
    1/30   Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments      
      Suggestions for Reading a Math Text    
      Course Polices    
        Section 1.1      
    2/1 Section 1.2   PS 1 due: Letter/Essay to me in
              reaction to the course policies
    2/4 Re-read Section 1.2; make sure you understand   Begin working on PS 2 (group)
      Section 1.3; focus on the main point    
      Hand out on Problem Sets    
        Guidelines for Homework Presentation (website)      
    2/6   Sections 1.4, 1.5     Continue working on PS 2
    2/8 Re-read all of Chapter 1, and all your notes;   PS 2 (group) due:
      make sure you really understand all of it.   Ch. 1: 1, 3b, 4b, 6b, 11
        (for 3b, 4b, 6b, the necessary
        definitions begin in the middle of
              of page 17)
    2/11 Section 2.1   Begin working on PS 3 (ind)
    2/13   Section 2.2     Continue working on PS 3 (ind)
    2/15 Section 2.3, 2.5   PS 3 (ind) due:
      Re-read Section 2.2, apply the ideas to 2.3, 2.5   Ch. 1: 15, 16, 17
        do a game-tree analysis for a
        dollar auction where the bankroll is 4
        the stakes are 4, and where the
        punishing convention is used.
    2/18   Section 2.4, 2.6     Begin working on PS 4 (group)
        Description of Project 1     Think about Project 1 over weekend
    2/20 Re-read all of Chapter 2, and all your notes;   Continue working on PS 3 (group);
      make sure you really understand all of it.   Project 1 should be well underway
        Description of Project 2     Begin organizing for Exam 1
    2/22 Section 7.2   Begin studying for Exam 1
        Project 1 due
        PS 4 (group) due:
              Ch. 2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
    2/25 Review all of Chapters 1 and 2, and your notes   Continue studying for Exam 1
        Prepare sheet of notes
        (one 8.5 x 11 page, front only,
        handwritten by you)
              Bring any questions to class Monday
    2/27   Section 7.3, up to bottom of page 163;     Work on PS 5 (ind)
      Really pay attention to connection between the   Work on Project 2
      game-tree and what the author is saying.    
      Re-read description of Project 2    
        Re-read website, handout on problem sets      

    Here end the assignments for January and February
    Go to the assignments for March!

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    Wheaton College
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
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