MAT118 Spring 2007 Review for Midterm I
Note: This exam will cover Chapters 1 and 3. You should fully understand the basic ideas of all voting methods discussed in the first chapter: Plurality method with runoffs, Borda's method, Head-to-head comparison and Condorcet winners, approval voting. Make sure you understand some arguments for and against the fairness of each method discussed, and you could say a few words substantiating an opinion. For the mathematics of money in the third chapter, it is essential to completely understand the notions of simple and compound interest, as well as how to use the formulas for systematic savings and amortized loans. Those formulas will be provided for the test. However, it will be important to be relatively fluent with the mechanics of evaluating numerical data entered into the formulas with the help of your calculator. For this test you may and should use a calculator. However, follow the instructions on our Course Description page as to which models are admissable. Should you not have a manual for your calculator with tutorial pointers at hand, you can generally download it from the website of the manufacturer of your particular model by googleing, usually as a PDF file. If needed, you can still get further help at the MLC, or from your TA or lecturer.
You must bring your Stony Brook ID.
You will be well prepared for this exam if you carefully review all the assigned homework as well as the many detailed problems discussed in class. We suggest to look at some of the following additional review problems:
pp 66 - 68 1 2 4 6 7
pp 62 - 63 1 5
pp 181-183 1 2 6 13 18
p 180 1 4
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