When: | TR 1:00p-2:15p |
Where: | 19 Ingraham |
Lecturer: | Professor Joel Robbin |
Office: | 313 Van Vleck Hall |
Telephone: | 3-4698 |
Email: | robbin@math.wisc.edu |
Office hours: | TR 11:00-12:00 a.m. W 10:00-12:00 a.m. |
Grader: | Isha Jha |
Email: | ijha@wisc.edu |
Text: | COMAP: For All Pratical Purposes, seventh edition, W.H. Freeman, 2006. |
Final Exam
Here is the take home final exam.
The final exam will due in my office at 12:25 P.M. Friday Dec 22
but you may hand it in earlier.
First Exam Redux
You can view/upload the first exam
here.
Grading policy
First Midterm Exam | 100 points |
First Exam Redo (Due Tuesday Oct 24) | 100 points |
Second Midterm Exam in class Thursday Dec 14 | 100 points |
Final exam (Take Home: 12:25 P.M. Friday Dec 22) | 100 points |
Weekly Homework (see below) | 100 points |
Problems (see below) | 300 points |
Syllabus and Homework
We will start with the Part VII of the text:
Chapters 21-23. Then go through the text from the beginning
and cover as much as seems feasible. The following table gives
the date when a chapter from the text is covered,
the homework assignment(s) from that chapter,
and the date when each assignment is due.
There will be about 7 assignments worth 20 points each.
The homework is intended to help you learn the material.
The grader will try to find your conceptual errors.
Show respect for the grader.
Do not hand in messy or incoherent work.
The grader will not grade it.
Chapter | Start Date | Assignment | Due Date |
21 Savings Models | T Sep 5 | pp 825-831: 2-7,11,15,17,21,28 | R Sep 21 |
22 Savings Models | T Sep 12 | pp 829-832: 29-36, 43-45 | T Sep 26 |
22 Borrowing Models | T Sep 12 | pp 852-853:1,2,4,5,7,9,15-26 | T Oct 3 |
1 Urban Services | T Oct 24 | pp 25-30:1,2,18,22,25,26,27,28,31,39 | T Oct 31 |
2 Business Efficiency | T Oct 31 | pp 64-65:1-11 | T Nov 2 |
2 Business Efficiency | T Oct 31 | pp 66-75:14,15,16,17,23,33,34,35,41,42,44,48,51,53,68 | T Nov 16 |
15 Game Theory | T Nov 9 | pp 584-588:1-10, 17 | T Nov 28 |
15 Apportionment | T Nov 28 | pp 534-536: 8,9,10,15,16, 19-22 | R Dec 7 |
Click this link to view/download a collection of problems. These problems require no specific knowledge beyond arithmetic and high school algebra, but they are not easy. The lectures and homework correspond to the textbook, but the problems do not. My hope is that you will struggle with them and that the struggle will benefit you. Each problem has a point value as indicated. The total point count is about 1000 points. You may earn up to 300 points. The following policy applies.
The first page of any problem set that you hand in must discloseThe reason for requiring disclosure is to reinforce academic honesty as a value. (Mathematicians frequently discuss their research with each other, but always acknowledge these discussions in the final product.)
- who (if anyone) you worked with,
- who (if anyone) helped you,
- what (if any) other sources you use, or else
- a declration that you worked alone.
Miscellaneous
A=P(1+r)^{t}
for the amount A in an account after t years where r is the effective annual yield and P is the principal.